Review of Technologies for Workload or Crew Reduction on Royal Canadian Navy Ships


  1. Hagen, L.
  2. Provonost, S.
  3. Colbert, H.
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Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN);CAE Professional Services, Ottawa (ON)
The Royal Canadian Navy is looking at various technological means to optimize manning for its future fleet programmes. This report documents recent research on technologies for workload and crewing reduction. It constitutes a follow-up to previous research (Beevis et al., 2001) on the same subject, in the form of an annotated bibliography. Online searches using open access databases were used to produce this literature review, which was further categorized into four broad types of technologies (ship function, policies and procedures, personnel and training, and human-systems integration), as well as an assessment of the technology as being current or for future development. Technologies and solutions for workload and crewing reduction used in the Royal Canadian Navy were investigated, as well as those employed by foreign navies, civilian fleets (merchant marines, shipping companies, etc.), and Coast Guards. The resulting annotated bibliography includes abstracts and links to the original source references, as well as a table to quickly map the articles to the categories under which they are classified.

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-CR-2012-058 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Mar 2012
Number of Pages
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