Recent news about the ENHANCE project

Principal Investigator, Professor Salman Nazir, was invited to the Research Council of Norway (RCN) to present ENHANCE [EN]

TARG’s Salman Nazir, was invited by the RCN to share his hands-on experience with leading ENHANCE at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN). The goal was to communicate how ENHANCE helps young researchers to build competence and help institutions to establish sustainable collaborations between industrial and academic partners.

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Scientific publication continues through project ENHANCE

A new paper titled “OPERATOR TRAINING FOR THE NON-TECHNICAL SKILLS IN THE PROCESS INDUSTRY” (by Tusher H.M., Mallam S., Praetorious G., Yang Z., Nazir S., Stock W.) has been accepted in 30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering (ESCAPE30) and will be published in “Computer Aided Chemical Engineering” book series by Elsevier.

Prof. Salman Nazir will present the paper on behalf of the authors in May 26th at the conference in Milan, Italy.

Secondee Hazel Bryan Sivori is featured in the KDI Maritime Simulation Magazine [EN]

“It was clear from the outset that Hazel shares Kongsberg Group’s eagerness to analyse some of the more difficult questions related to an increasing level of automation and autonomy in order to take maritime digital technologies to the next level by embracing cooperation between industry and academia”

Read more (in English) here.

Norwegian Local Newspaper, Gjengangeren, Writes Story on ENHANCE [NO]

The local newspaper Gjengangeren, based in Horten town, close to USN Campus Vestfold, attended a seminar held by ENHANCE secondee Associate Professor Dr Risza Rusli. At the seminar they interviewed several ENHANCE secondees and wrote a news story about the important work of the ENHANCE project.

Read more (in Norwegian) here. (requires subscription to Gjengangeren)

NUST holds ENHANCE SEMINAR on how virtual reality is a game-changer in the future of education, training and safety [EN]

ENHANCE’s Principal Investigator, Professor Salman Nazir from the University of South-Eastern Norway, was seconded to the National University of Sciences & Technology Pakistan’s (NUST) Islamabad campus from 13th to 23rd of September 2019. During his stay in NUST, the ENHANCE team at NUST organized a knowledge-sharing seminar focused on introducing cutting-edge technology of Virtual Reality (VR) in research.

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ENHANCE international workshop was held in Drammen [EN]

ENHANCE arranged a one-day workshop with all the secondees being hosted in Norway for Work Package 1. The focus of the workshop was on sharing updates, synthesizing knowledge and planning for future work within Work Package 1 and 2.

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Chinese ENHANCE partner from Wuhan visits USN [EN]

EU HORIZON2020 ENHANCE project’s partner from China – Professor Di Zhang from Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) – visited University of South-Eastern Norway’s (USN) Campus Vestfold on 13th of August 2019. The ENHANCE team at USN organized an eventful day for Professor Zhang, with a focus on research cooperation between the two universities.

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ENHANCE partners meet at AHFE conference 2019 at Washington D.C., USA [EN]

The International Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE) conference 2019 was held this year between July 24-28 in Washington D.C. USA. Thousands of researchers in the Human Factors domain gathered on this occasion to share their knowledge and findings in their most recent works.

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ENHANCE Secondees Visit USN [EN]

USN is visited by the first secondees of EU HORIZON2020 project ENHANCE in Norway: Hazel Bryan Sivori from Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in the UK is a secondee to Kongsberg Digital in Horten, and Charlotte Hohnemann from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) in Germany is a secondee to Kongsberg Maritime in Trondheim. TARG arranged a short seminar at USN for the secondees to present their workplan and research focus within their secondments at the Kongsberg Group.

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Workshop in Malaysia on Enhancing Human Performance in Complex Socio-Technical System [EN]

Centre of Advanced Process Safety at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) organized a Workshop on Enhancing Human Performance in Complex Socio-Technical System, which was held on the 30th – 31st July 2019 at WEIL Hotel, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. The objective of this workshop was to gather data on human involvement in complex socio-technical system of process industry.

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NUST holds seminar on enhancing human performance [EN]

A seminar titled “Enhancing Human Performance With New Techniques” was held at the National University of Sciences and Technology in Pakistan on the 8th of April 2019.

Dr. Salman Nazir from the University of South-Eastern Norway was the keynote speaker. During the seminar, Dr. Nazir, who is also the Chief Scientific Coordinator of the ENHANCE Project, highlighted the importance of safety in the maritime operations and the requirement of new training methodologies.

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Samlet partnere i EU-prosjekt for bedre sikkerhet i risiko-næringer [NO]

The University of South-Eastern Norway has for the first time been given the leadership role in a research project in the EU’s framework program Horizon 2020. It is about safety in industries exposed to risk, and the USN had a kick-off meeting for the project in Vestfold last week.

Read more (in Norwegian) here.

ENHANCE Kick-off meeting: “You will come up with new solutions to avoid accidents” [EN]

Prorector Kristian Bogen at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) says increased technological complexity both at sea and at land calls for a different kind of training, in order to avoid serious accidents caused by human errors. Bogen spoke at the official kick-off meeting for ENHANCE, the Horizon 2020 project which involves ten partners from seven countries around the world. Researchers and industry partners gathered at USN’s campus in Vestfold on the 25th – 27th of February 2019.

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USN met industrial partners in Horizon 2020-project [EN]

Recently USN had the privilege to host Norwegian industrial partners for the ENHANCE project in Horizon2020. Representatives from Kongsberg Maritime (KM) and Kongsberg Digital (KDI) alongside the ENHANCE coordinator team from USN gathered together for a one-day meeting at the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN). The purpose was to act as a synchronizing session for a better understanding of the project and shared responsibilities among Norwegian partners.

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USN was invited to coordinate its first Horizon 2020 project [EN]

Just a few months after becoming Norway’s newest university, USN has been invited by the EU to coordinate a Horizon 2020-project for the first time. Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever and is considered by the Norwegian Government as the most important arena for competition within research. 

Read more (in English) here.