Design for safety at the sea by 2030
Time: 12 weeks
Group: Jason Liu (Architecture), Niki Göransson (Innovation Design Engineering), Aliza Spicehandler (History of Design)
Project type: Design strategies, urban development
Collaborations: Lloyd's Register Foundation, RNLI, Port of London Authority, MAIB, British Navy, ABP, Across RCA
Main Focus: Sea safety, human behaviour, future concept for 2030
WHY DOES IT MATTER
With increased activity on the Thames, unless we take action on the outcomes of the Thames Review, more people are likely to get injured or killed by accidents. It is estimated that without further intervention, the numbers of incidents and fatalities may double. We need to take meaningful action and find solutions for this matter of concern, helping us to put the Thames amongst the safest waterbodies in the world. Lives are not only lost on the Thames of course - so where appropriate, we are looking to exploit and scale the solutions to other areas.
Apart from doing paper research, we visited Port of London Authority (PLA) Headquarter to understand more about PLA controlling systems, rescue method and facilities. Speaking with the front line pilots and sea safety officers, we had a clearer picture of the current situation and operation limitations.
HOW DOES IT WORK
STORY OF BUOYSTER
Buoyster is one of the entries in the Safety Grand Challenge - Safe Ship Boarding 2017. Our intelligent bollard system was exhibited in the RNLI Headquarter in Poole UK and Lloyd's Register Foundations in London.