Loneliness at sea


This project aims to put a spot on loneliness at sea and how this is affected by changes in the role of managers and technological developments.


The aim of the project

The project aims to identify issues that contribute to a feeling of loneliness amongst Danish seafarers, especially managers, and young seafarers’ expectations and demands when it comes to loneliness. This will also include identification of the factors that promote and inhibit loneliness at sea and how these are affected by changes to the role of managers and technology.

The project aims to make some recommendations and provide guidance on the basis of the survey on action that could help reduce loneliness at sea and strengthen the role of managers, together with tools and proposals for specific implementation by companies.

We are looking for seafarers to interview

The key criterias for being a relevant interview person is that you are a Danish seafarer having a managerial role on board, and that you are available for interview between 1 November 2018 - 28 February 2019. We are also looking for younger seafarers with 2-5 years of service who work as a manager on board or expect to do so later.

All interviews will be anonymous. Seafarers who would like to be interviewed can already now contact info@conovah.com.

There will be a selection process so that interviewees represent different parts of the industry.

Facts about the project

CONOVAH is responsible for running the project.

 The project target group is seafarers, maritime educational institutions and shipping companies.

 The project will run from 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2020.

 An observer group will be appointed to monitor the project.

 The project is being funded by:


Facts about Velliv Foreningen

Velliv Foreningen has 340.000 members who are customers in the pension company Velliv. Every year, funds are allocated for non-profit efforts to increase the mental health of the working population of Danes. Everyone can apply for funding, irrespective of their connection with the pension company Velliv.

The purpose of the non-profit effort is to prevent working Danes from having problems with e.g. stress, anxiety and depression. On October 1, 2018, the Association Norliv changed its name to Velliv Foreningen, while Nordea Liv & Pension changed its name to Velliv. You can read more about Velliv Foreningen here.

Please contact us for further information about the loneliness at sea project