The purpose of submarines is to patrol the world’s oceans to act as a formidable deterrent, gather intelligence, undertake surveillance and carry out reconnaissance missions. The submarine command team are responsible for the safe and effective operation of the submarine. The team must process large amounts of tactical information from the submarines sensors, assesses the information, and makes decisions on how to proceed. To do so each person of the team must carry out their own tasks whilst working with each other to meet shared, common goals. This research is fundamentally about team work and the factors that influence team performance.
There are no current experiments at this time. We anticipate the next study will commence early in 2022.