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Effects of Arctic Conditions on Human Performance

  • Anecito Reyes Balindres
  • Rupesh Kumar
  • Tore Markeset
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 489)

Abstract

Modern technologies are used to create competitive performance in industry, and highly specialized personnel are often needed to operate and maintain the technology. However, both the technology and the personnel are influenced by the environment in which the technologies are operated. In this paper we study how human performance is influenced by an Arctic environment in conjunction with a remote location. Based on a literature study, we map Arctic factors and study how they affect human performance in remote locations. The results show that operational and maintenance personnel may be significantly affected by the Arctic conditions. If not taken into consideration during the design phase, human and organizational performance may be significantly affected. Examples are discussed in relation to petroleum production in Arctic locations north of Norway.

Keywords

Human performance Human factors Arctic conditions 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This paper is based on the master thesis of Mr. Anecito R. Balindres Jr. [22], conducted under the guidance of Professors Tore Markeset and Rupesh Kumar in 2014.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anecito Reyes Balindres
    • 1
  • Rupesh Kumar
    • 2
  • Tore Markeset
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StavangerStavangerNorway
  2. 2.Luleå University of TechnologyLuleåSweden

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