Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) - Application and usability of ECDIS

Hello Queseanians,

Here is an interesting collaborative study on ECDIS use from the perspective of practitioners conducted by the UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) and the Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) in 2021.

ECDIS contributes to safe navigation, but still, some challenges stem from the system’s automation not always working efficiently due to the lack of bathymetric fidelity i.e. the provision of depth contours in the same manner as provided on paper charts or human-centered design not being considered.

ECDIS_Application_and_Usability.pdf (5.3 MB)