Development of a Maritime Human Factors Bibliographic Database


A Maritime Human Factors (MHF) Bibliographic Database of 420 fully verified and abstracted citations has been developed to support research benefiting the maritime industry. The bibliography contains references to major categories of maritime human factors research, such as: effects of automation, manning/personnel issues, organizational factors, safety, simulation, navigation, regulations/laws, education/training, human factors engineering (ergonomics), human performance (fatigue, physical/psychological effects), and communication (person-to-person and man-machine). The primary emphasis was on the maritime transportation industry; however, other modes of transportation, such as aviation, are included where applicable. The bibliography covers the period from 1990 to 1995 and certain references which are considered "classic" from earlier periods. The bibliography was designed for electronic searching of eighteen fields of information, including: title of reference, journal title, individual author, subject and abstract. A focused resource review and input from a user survey of academy faculty were the basis for development of this MHF Bibliographic Database.


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bibliography, ergonomics -- maritime industry, effects of automation, manning, organizational factors, safety, simulation, training/education, navigation, human performance communication