The Scottish Funding Council (SFC) has awarded a Standard Innovation Voucher for a project between Orcades Marine Management Consultants Ltd. and Orkney College UHI.
Together with the computer science department at Orkney College UHI, they will undertake the development of a mobile tool for assessing workboat vessel stability prior to sailing and ship manoeuvres. The final product will allow skippers to record vessel data on a scenario by scenario basis helping improve the accuracy of their stability assessment ensuring safety for both vessel and crew. Utilising cutting edge technology and contemporary UX designs, the aim of the tool is to be a non-intrusive addition for skippers and will further enhance and reduce the time taken to perform this essential safety practice.
This exciting knowledge exchange partnership brings together the university’s locally based research innovation with industry subject specialists to enhance the development process of this innovative assessment tool to enhance operational performance in the marine industry.