A summary of the findings from Phase One of ISWAN's Social Interaction Matters (SIM) Project, sponsored by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and Red Ensign Group.
The full report can be downloaded here.
The SIM Project was initiated with the primary objective of encouraging social interaction on board and is divided into three phases. The research for Phase One 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.
More information about the SIM Project can be found here.