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funded by BMWiMarNet — Development of a ship-wide network for navigational data (03SX322D)
Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Funding Period: March 2012 – February 2015
Project Partners: Meyerwerft Papenburg, TU Hamburg-Harburg, Raytheon-Anschütz, SAM Electronics


Project Description

FinkA elaborates topics related to the sub-project “Emergency Bridge” focussing on the interplay of crisis communication, seafaring and employment of new technologies. Major research activities are devoted to understanding merchant ships as a multifaceted working world in routine and non-routine situations. Please refer to our list of publications for specific research topics.

Research in Collaboration with Teaching

Master Thesis

  • Hoffmann, Sarah (2012): Soziale Aspekte der Interaktion an Bord von Handelsschiffen / Social aspects of interaction onbord of merchant vessels.
  • Meyreiß, Philine (2013): Die Schiffsbrücke als interkulturelles soziotechnisches System / Bridges as intercultural socio-technical systems.

Research Projects within Seminars

  • Kiessling, A., Kühl, J., Martens, L. & Pauw, D. (2013). Netzwerkanalyse: Kommunikationsstrukturen auf Handelsschiffen / Social Network Anlysis: Communication structures on merchant vessels.
  • Gambke M., Kranich, P., Mack, A. & Steigmaier, D. (2013). Demonstrator-Experiment: Anwendungsstrategien von Laien im Umgang mit Technik auf einer Schiffsbrücke in einer simulierten Krisensituation / Demonstrator Experiment: Laymen’s strategies in using bridge equipment during a simulated crisis.
  • Breuer, L., Fehrenbacher, N., Küper, M., Schmid, S. & Spann, M. (2014): Umgang mit erlebter Interkulturalität in der Handelsschifffahrt – Fokusgruppeninterviews mit Studierenden einer Seefahrtshochschule / Dealing with Interculturality in the domain merchant shipping – Focus groups with navigation students
  • Kohl, T., Krasulsky, C., von Lewartow Lewartowski, M., Zambrano González, L. M., & Zwiefelhofer, A. (2014): Interpersonale Kommunikation an Bord der internationalen Handelsschifffahrt / Interpersonal communication onboard of international merchant ships.
  • Kang, Y., Olounou, C. & Schmuck, F. (2014): Welche Faktoren der interkulturellen Kommunikation tragen wesentlich zu Schiffsunfällen bei? / Which factors of intercultural communication contribute substanially to maritime accidents?
  • Dietrich, J., Förster, L., Golz, S., Ibrahim, R. Maaß, I., Mühlhans, A. C. & Schaubs, T. (2014): Haben Menschen mit interkulturellen Vorerfahrungen andere Erwartungen an Interkulturalität in der Arbeitswelt als Menschen ohne solche Erfahrungen? Eine Fragebogenuntersuchung / Intercultural experience and expectations among navigation students. A questionnaire survey.