Dr. Karsten Lör has been working as a maritime safety analyst since 2004. His work includes industrial design and research projects with an expertise in RAMS (reliability, availability, maintainability, safety) methods, risk-based design and analysis, as well as human element in design and operations of ships and ship systems. Karsten contributed to the development and the application of the IMO Alternative Design approach and Formal Safety Assessment.
Before moving to the maritime industry, Karsten spent six years in the UK, working on formal safety-analyses of alarms and operating modes of user interfaces of avionics systems. He also co-developed formal incident and accident analysis techniques (esp. “Why-because analysis”, WBA). As senior safety consultant, Karsten offers extensive experience on the various applications of system safety and human factors analysis.