IMISS 2015 – International Maritime Incident and Near Miss Reporting Conference

25 August 2015, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka, Finland

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The topic of the IMISS 2015 conference is Safety-II thinking, which means proactive safety management approach The essential features of proactive safety management are anticipation, preparedness, responsiveness and monitoring. The internationally recognized specialist professor Erik Hollnagel is invited to give keynote lecture which is titled “Bon Voyage – Sailing Safely from a Safety-II Perspective”. Leader of one of the research groups in the Kotka Maritime Research Center doctor Jakub Montewka from Aalto University and Finnish Geospatial Research Institute will speak about proactive safety management in marine traffic. Naval Architect and Marine Engineer Dimitrios Rakas from National Technical University of Athens give a presentation about human factor onboard vessels analyzed by using near miss cases.

Second part of the seminar is dedicated to show how theory is changed into practice. Pilotage Director Kari Kosonen from Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd will describe the case Finnpilot, where the state of the art and unique application is used to collect deviation information. The application is developed in co-operation with the Kotka Maritime Research Center and the Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd. The analyst Valtteri Lainefrom Finnish Transport Safety Agency will give presentation about utilization of safety information in the Finnish Transport Safety Agency which represents a practical approach for Safety II thinkin.

Researcher Olli-Pekka Brunila from Turku University will describe a study which is aimed to show what kind of environmental assessment and management systems and practices are used in the ports in the Baltic Sea region and how affect the ports’ competitiveness. Near miss cases in environmental management systems are also notified in order to prevent possible environmental hazards. The location of harbors nearby the cities increases the importance of the matter.