Αυτόνομο πλοίο - εκπαίδευση και ανάπτυξη δεξιοτήτων στα ναυτιλιακά επαγγέλματα
Autonomous ship - education and skills-building in maritime
Following the continuous technological development and the potential autonomy in the shipping industry, Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships are not just a scenario but feasibility. In this context, the present study reviews the available academic literature on the specific field, including subjects extending from the technical and design requirements and the influencing factors on the operation of the autonomous ship to its possible impacts on the maritime industry. Moreover, the available literature shows the needs in the adaptation of the job requirements and qualifications and the corresponding reformation and creation of proper education and training programs, as well as probable business and operational policy and strategies. Finally, the employed methods in each study are presented. The results of the current paper show that there occurs the ground for further research, mainly in education, but also in the consequences that the autonomous ship will bring.