Project Details



Interaction and Visualisation for Marine Navigation


This is a 21-month knowledge transfer partnership with United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). The UKHO is the world-leading provider of maritime navigational charts, holding 60%-70% market shares through a global product portfolio. 90% of commercial marine vessels currently use paper charts, however the International Maritime Organisation has identified 2018 as a target by which digital charts will become the required primary navigation tool on all vessels. We are collaborating with the UKHO to investigate the next generation of digital navigation tools. This includes the design and prototyping of visualisation tools and interaction techniques for large-scale, complex, and safety critical navigational data. This project is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership grant from the Technology Strategy Board.