Fugro researches open-source standardised design for remote operations

Teams from Fugro and the Ocean Industries Concept Lab (OICL) at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design are working together on a research project exploring how best to harmonise maritime design by integrating standardised open-source elements into workplaces for remote operations.

Fugro and OICL have been exploring the application of user interface design elements from the open-source OpenBridge library for applications at sea and on land, to improve user experience when dealing with systems that require the integration of multiple types of hardware and software from different suppliers.

With the expanding pool of assets being utilised from Fugro’s remote operations centres this standardised interface will ensure consistency and promote safe and efficient operations, the partners note, enhancing training, removing the potential for error and enabling operators to perform successfully.

“The collaboration with Fugro has allowed us to accelerate the expansion of the OpenBridge platform to new maritime applications,” said OICL Professor Kjetil Nordby.

“In addition, we have a strategy of supporting all ocean industries’ workplaces at sea and on land, and direct collaboration with industry leaders such as Fugro helps us accelerate OpenBridge growth.”

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