Advanced Technology to Optimize Maritime Operational Safety, Integration, and Interface 
The project comes under area 6.3.3 of the Waterborne Transport research (4th Framework Programme) and covered Tasks 24 and 25 of this area. ATOMOS II was a continuation of project ATOMOS. The scope was to enhance maritime safety and efficiency by combining a serious evaluation of user needs with the solid technology development skills of European marine automation companies. The project started early 1996 and was scheduled to end in late 1998. 
In order to achieve a demonstrable improvement in European maritime safety and efficiency the project had two objectives:
1) Ship Control Centre Design and Assessment (Area 6.3.3/24)
The first objective was to develop a conceptual standard for a Ship Control Centre (HMI) working environment including the corresponding Human Machine Interface (HMI) which enhances safety and efficiency through improved operator comfort, workload and awareness, screen presentation and other relevant factors.
The design of the ATOMOS II SCC took full account of human capabilities, limitations and performance limits as its constraints. Advanced information processing was developed to enhance the capabilities of the user to achieve greater safety and efficiency.
2) Integrated Ship Control Design and Assessment (Area 6.3.3/25) 
The second objective was to enhance maritime operational safety and efficiency through an improvement of ship-borne command, control, alarm and information systems as much as practically possible, taking cost-benefit issues into account.
The objective has been achieved through design, implementation and subsequent validation of a conceptual standard for a safe, efficient and open ISC system which allowed cost-effective interoperability and interconnection between system modules from different suppliers. In order to facilitate interoperability ATOMOS II defined a harmonized user interface and provided a standardized process network.
NTUA roleAs in ATOMOS, NTUA was responsible for the cost-benefit analysis of the ATOMOS II project. This "horizontal" task was part of Task 1.8/24, which also included safety analysis (to be performed by D'Appolonia). In addition, NTUA was involved in some "vertical" tasks, including Task 2.4/25 (development of the ISC database), Task 3.1/25 (ship administration and logistics), and Task 3.2 (cargo management system, NTUA task leader)


Danish State Railways- Ferry Division, Denmark   
Danish Maritime Institute, Denmark   
Aalborg University, Denmark   
D'Appolonia, Italy   
Logimatic AS, Denmark   
National Technical University of Athens, Greece   
Lloyds Register of Shipping, UK   
System Technik Nord, Germany   
TNO Research, Netherlands   
Cetemar, Spain   
Soeren T. Lyngsoe, Denmark


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