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We are evaluating the Human Assurance Toolkit


We are evaluating one of the main SAFEMODE outputs, the Human Assurance Toolkit. It gives an overview of Human Factors processes, models and techniques that ensure that the human is accounted for when designing a new system or performing a safety assessment. 

For the evaluation, Deep Blue meets with different SAFEMODE end users that provide their feedback in semi-structured interviews. The end users evaluate the applicability, content and usability of specific factsheets and the toolkit as a whole.


Level of Automation Taxonomy


SAFEMODE has put together a toolkit in which an overview of different Human Factors methods is given. As part of the work some of the methods are further developed and refined. One of these methods is the LOAT (Level of Automation Taxonomy). The LOAT guides the classification of the Level of Automation of a designed functionality and additionally provides indications to whether the employed Level of Automation is suitable. 

Until recently the LOAT was used by consulting a table, but now we are working on designing an interactive tool, the LOAT-IT (Level of Automation Taxonomy-Inspection Tool). It guides the user step by step through the process. Evaluation activities within the SAFEMODE consortium have started and will bring fruitful input for design improvements


Case Study #1 Air Traffic Control Real Time Simulation


This week, SAFEMODE is running an air traffic control real simulation on the aviation case study #1 about a new En-route/Cruise Wake Turbulence alert and enhance flight and passengers safety.


The simulation takes place at @HUNGAROCONTROL  Simulation Hub in Budapest, in partnership with #EUROCONTROL, #ENAC and #UNISAP and #TUI Airways to represent the Pilot view.


It involves Air Traffic Controllers to assess the human factors aspects such as human-machine interface (HMI), phraseology and overall operational acceptability.


Beside questionnaires and subjective evaluation, human factors assessment also rely on objective measurements with workload measures and Air Traffic Controllers equipment: eye-tracking for the alert detection and reaction, and stress measures (GSR).



1st SAFEMODE Dissemination Workshop


On 15th December at 10:00 CET the first dissemination workshop of the SAFEMODE project (Strengthening synergies between Aviation and maritime in the area of human Factors towards achieving more Efficient and resilient MODE of transportation) will take place virtually (3 hours duration). 


You are cordially invited to participate to the first workshop. 


The SAFEMODE has been awarded under the EU Horizon 2020 programme. General aim of SAFEMODE is to develop a novel Human Risk Informed Design (HURID) framework in order to identify, collect and assess data for Human Factors. HURID will enable risk-based design of transport systems and operations, in the aviation and maritime sectors.


The objective of this workshop is to present the main outcomes of the project:


-SHIELD: Human Factors Risk Event Database in aviation and maritime

-Human-Factors-based risk models

-Human Assurance Toolkit

-HURID framework to support design, operations, and continuous monitoring


More details of the SAFEMODE approach and the vision can be found on www.safemodeproject.eu/



We kindly ask you to send a message to ckourousia@certh.gr confirming your participation. If desired you can delegate the participation to an appropriate person from your organisation.


Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us using the e-mail address as below.



Best regards,


Mr. Simone Pozzi (simone.pozzi@dblue.it)

Coordinator of the SAFEMODE project

Deep Blue 



Ms. Charis Kourousia (ckourousia@certh.gr)

Dissemination manager of the SAFEMODE project

The Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH)








The SAFEMODE project will participate in the 4th Global Conference on Innovation in Marine Technology and the Future of Maritime Transportation (GMC’21), 18-19 November 2021; by University of Strathclyde (USTRAT) and will present part of SAFEMODE tasks: ‘Data repository and accident analysis; what experts need to know’.