The report for Phase One of ISWAN's Social Interaction Matters (SIM) Project, sponsored by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Red Ensign Group.
The SIM Project was initiated with the primary objective of encouraging social interaction on board and is divided into three phases, with this report marking the end of Phase One. The research consisted of a large survey of seafarers and other maritime stakeholders as well as 10 in-depth telephone interviews, which examined the relevant drivers and barriers to the promotion of social interaction and specific activities which seafarers around the world identified as helping to engage people.
A summary of the findings can be downloaded here.
More information about the SIM Project can be found here.