Consequences of Maritime Critical Infrastructure Accidents

Consequences of Maritime Critical Infrastructure Accidents
Author: Magdalena Bogalecka
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN 10: 0128198990
ISBN 13: 9780128198995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consequences of Maritime Critical Infrastructure Accidents Book Review:

Consequences of Maritime Critical Infrastructures Accidents presents a probabilistic general model of critical infrastructure accident consequences. This include three models of the process of the events generated by a critical infrastructure accident, the process of the environment threats and the process of environment degradation. This is all created and adopted to the maritime transport critical infrastructure, with a focus on shipping networks applied to accident consequences modeling. Consequences of Maritime Critical Infrastructures Accidents is devoted to the assessment methods of consequences of environmental damages, with application to ship accidents. It is a new approach that has never been proposed and applied before and includes methods of modeling, identification, prediction and optimization to allow the reader to better understand the effects of these accidents on our oceans. Moreover, the general procedures and the new strategy presented in the book aim to lower environment losses concerned with chemical releases caused by an accident of ship critical infrastructure network operating within the Baltic Sea or world sea waters. Provides a complete approach to accident consequences modeling, identification, prediction and optimization Presents the theoretical background, which can be applied practically to maritime critical infrastructure accident consequences analysis Includes a general model for critical infrastructure accident consequences which is globally applicable and with wide applications in various industrial sectors

Managing the Complexity of Critical Infrastructures

Managing the Complexity of Critical Infrastructures
Author: Roberto Setola,Vittorio Rosato,Elias Kyriakides,Erich Rome
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2017-02-10
ISBN 10: 3319510436
ISBN 13: 9783319510439
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book summarizes work being pursued in the context of the CIPRNet (Critical Infrastructure Preparedness and Resilience Research Network) research project, co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). The project is intended to provide concrete and on-going support to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) research communities, enhancing their preparedness for CI-related emergencies, while also providing expertise and technologies for other stakeholders to promote their understanding and mitigation of the consequences of CI disruptions, leading to enhanced resilience. The book collects the tutorial material developed by the authors for several courses on the modelling, simulation and analysis of CIs, representing extensive and integrated CIP expertise. It will help CI stakeholders, CI operators and civil protection authorities understand the complex system of CIs, and help them adapt to these changes and threats in order to be as prepared as possible for mitigating emergencies and crises affecting or arising from CIs.

Risk Management in Port Operations Logistics and Supply Chain Security

Risk Management in Port Operations  Logistics and Supply Chain Security
Author: Khalid Bichou,Michael Bell,Andrew Evans
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2013-12-04
ISBN 10: 1317912896
ISBN 13: 9781317912897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Risk Management in Port Operations Logistics and Supply Chain Security Book Review:

Risk Management in Port Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Security is the first book to address security, risk and reliability issues in maritime, port and supply chain settings. In particular this title tackles operational challenges that port, shipping, international logistics and supply chain operators face today in view of the new security regulations and the requirements of increased visibility across the supply chain.

Human Factors and Reliability Engineering for Safety and Security in Critical Infrastructures

Human Factors and Reliability Engineering for Safety and Security in Critical Infrastructures
Author: Fabio De Felice,Antonella Petrillo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-09-29
ISBN 10: 3319623192
ISBN 13: 9783319623191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book collects a high-quality selection of contemporary research and case studies on the complexity resulting from human/reliability management in industrial plants and critical infrastructures. It includes: Human-error management issues—considering how to reduce human errors as much as possible. Reliability management issues—considering the ability of a system or component to function under certain conditions for a specified period of time. Thus, the book analyses globally the problem regarding the human and reliability management to reduce human errors as much as possible and to ensure safety and security in critical infrastructures. Accidents continue to be the major concern in “critical infrastructures”, and human factors have been proved to be the prime causes to accidents. Clearly, human dynamics are a challenging management function to guarantee reliability, safety and costs reduction in critical infrastructures. The book is enriched by figures, examples and extensive case studies and is a valuable reference resource for those with involved in disaster and emergency planning as well as researchers interested both in theoretical and practical aspects.

The Geography of Transport Systems

The Geography of Transport Systems
Author: Jean-Paul Rodrigue,Claude Comtois,Brian Slack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-07-18
ISBN 10: 1136777326
ISBN 13: 9781136777325
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geography of Transport Systems Book Review:

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systems has been revised and updated to provide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. This text provides greater discussion of security, energy, green logistics, as well as new and updated case studies, a revised content structure, and new figures. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains core methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digital maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. The website can be accessed at: http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.

Congressional Record

Congressional Record
Author: United States. Congress
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32437123225332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes

Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes
Author: Krzysztof Kołowrocki,Joanna Soszyńska-Budny
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 405
Release: 2011-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780857296948
ISBN 13: 0857296949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes offers a comprehensive approach to the analysis, identification, evaluation, prediction and optimization of complex technical systems operation, reliability and safety. Its main emphasis is on multistate systems with ageing components, changes to their structure, and their components reliability and safety parameters during the operation processes. Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes presents integrated models for the reliability, availability and safety of complex non-repairable and repairable multistate technical systems, with reference to their operation processes and their practical applications to real industrial systems. The authors consider variables in different operation states, reliability and safety structures, and the reliability and safety parameters of components, as well as suggesting a cost analysis for complex technical systems. Researchers and industry practitioners will find information on a wide range of complex technical systems in Reliability and Safety of Complex Technical Systems and Processes. It may prove an easy-to-use guide to reliability and safety evaluations of real complex technical systems, both during their operation and at the design stages.

Strategies for Protecting National Critical Infrastructure Assets

Strategies for Protecting National Critical Infrastructure Assets
Author: John Sullivant
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 607
Release: 2007-09-26
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105124068375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies for Protecting National Critical Infrastructure Assets Book Review:

This book establishes a new approach for conducting risk assessments in a high-risk world. It Introduces the elements of the risk assessment process by defining its purpose and objectives, describing the behavioural and physical sciences, the techniques employed in the process, and the measurement and evaluation tools and standards used to perform an objective risk assessment.

Environmental Change and Sustainability

Environmental Change and Sustainability
Author: Steven Silvern,Stephen Young
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-05-08
ISBN 10: 9535110942
ISBN 13: 9789535110941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Change and Sustainability Book Review:

Environments around the globe are undergoing human-induced change. Human population growth, rapid urbanization, expanding global economy, and the diffusion of western consumer lifestyles are placing increasing pressure on natural and social systems. Global institutions, nation-states, and local communities are seeking to identify and employ sustainable solutions to these environmental and socio-economic challenges. Sustainability has emerged as a policy discourse that seeks to balance the desire and need for economic growth with the protection of the environment, and the promotion of social and environmental justice. This book contributes to the study and search for sustainable responses to global environmental change. The authors of this volume explore environmental change in different places around the world and the diverse responses to such changes. The chapters demonstrate the need for place-specific sustainable development; the authors suggest the need to see sustainable responses to environmental change as a negotiated outcome between various social actors living and working in diverse spatial, environmental and socio-economic contexts. Environmental Change and Sustainability is a timely international examination of the relationship between environmental change and sustainability. As an InTech open source volume, current and cutting edge research methodologies and research results are quickly published for the academic policy-making communities. Dimensions of environmental change and sustainability explored in this volume include: Natural science approaches to study of environmental change Importance of perception in human understanding of environmental change Role of external events and institutions in shaping sustainable responses to environmental change Importance of bottom-up sustainable development as key to reducing environmental risk and community vulnerability The need for place-based sustainable development that combines local conditions with global processes Creation of a sustainable development model that synthesizes local, traditional knowledge of the environment and environmental management with the techniques and understandings generated by modern environmental science

Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis

Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis
Author: Paul M. Salmon,Neville A. Stanton,Michael Lenné,Daniel P. Jenkins,Laura Rafferty,Guy H. Walker
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN 10: 1317120124
ISBN 13: 9781317120124
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis Book Review:

This book provides an overview of, and practical guidance on, the range of human factors (HF) methods that can be used for the purposes of accident analysis and investigation in complex sociotechnical systems. Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis begins with an overview of different accident causation models and an introduction to the concepts of accident analysis and investigation. It then presents a discussion focussing on the importance of, and difficulties associated with, collecting appropriate data for accident analysis purposes. Following this, a range of HF-based accident analysis methods are described, as well as step-by-step guidance on how to apply them. To demonstrate how the different methods are applied, and what the outputs are, the book presents a series of case study applications across a range of safety critical domains. It concludes with a chapter focussing on the data challenges faced when collecting, coding and analysing accident data, along with future directions in the area. Human Factors Methods and Accident Analysis is the first book to offer a practical guide for investigators, practitioners and researchers wishing to apply accident analysis methods. It is also unique in presenting a series of novel applications of accident analysis methods, including HF methods not previously used for these purposes (e.g. EAST, critical path analysis), as well as applications of methods in new domains.

Advances in Safety Reliability and Risk Management

Advances in Safety  Reliability and Risk Management
Author: Christophe Berenguer,Antoine Grall,Carlos Guedes Soares
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 3076
Release: 2011-08-31
ISBN 10: 0203135105
ISBN 13: 9780203135105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Safety, Reliability and Risk Management contains the papers presented at the 20th European Safety and Reliability (ESREL 2011) annual conference in Troyes, France, in September 2011. The books covers a wide range of topics, including: Accident and Incident Investigation; Bayesian methods; Crisis and Emergency Management; Decision Making

Successful Response Starts with a Map

Successful Response Starts with a Map
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,Mapping Science Committee,Committee on Planning for Catastrophe: A Blueprint for Improving Geospatial Data, Tools, and Infrastructure
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2007-01-19
ISBN 10: 0309103401
ISBN 13: 9780309103404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Response Starts with a Map Book Review:

In the past few years the United States has experienced a series of disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which have severely taxed and in many cases overwhelmed responding agencies. In all aspects of emergency management, geospatial data and tools have the potential to help save lives, limit damage, and reduce the costs of dealing with emergencies. Great strides have been made in the past four decades in the development of geospatial data and tools that describe locations of objects on the Earth's surface and make it possible for anyone with access to the Internet to witness the magnitude of a disaster. However, the effectiveness of any technology is as much about the human systems in which it is embedded as about the technology itself. Successful Response Starts with a Map assesses the status of the use of geospatial data, tools, and infrastructure in disaster management, and recommends ways to increase and improve their use. This book explores emergency planning and response; how geospatial data and tools are currently being used in this field; the current policies that govern their use; various issues related to data accessibility and security; training; and funding. Successful Response Starts with a Map recommends significant investments be made in training of personnel, coordination among agencies, sharing of data and tools, planning and preparedness, and the tools themselves.

Maritime Terrorism

Maritime Terrorism
Author: Michael D. Greenberg,Peter Chalk,Henry H. Willis,David S. Ortiz,Ivan Khilko
Publsiher: Rand Corporation
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 0833040308
ISBN 13: 9780833040305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maritime Terrorism Book Review:

Policymakers have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the possibility of future maritime terrorist attacks. Though the historical occurrence of such attacks has been limited, recognition that maritime vessels and facilities may be particularly vulnerable to terrorism has galvanized concerns. In addition, some plausible maritime attacks could have very significant consequences, in the form of mass casualties, severe property damage, and attendant disruption of commerce. Understanding the nature of maritime terrorism risk requires an investigation of threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences associated with potential attacks, as grounded both by relevant historical data and by intelligence on the capabilities and intentions of known terrorist groups. These risks also provide the context for understanding government institutions that will respond to future attacks, and particularly so with regard to the US civil justice system. In principle, civil liability operates to redistribute the harms associated with legally redressable claims, so that related costs are borne by the parties responsible for having caused them. In connection with maritime terrorism, civil liability creates that prospect that independent commercial defendants will be held responsible for damages caused by terrorist attacks. This book explores risks and U.S. civil liability rules as they may apply in the context of these types of attacks.

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis

Safety  Reliability and Risk Analysis
Author: R.D.J.M. Steenbergen,P.H.A.J.M. van Gelder,S. Miraglia,A.C.W.M. Vrouwenvelder
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2013-09-18
ISBN 10: 1315815591
ISBN 13: 9781315815596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety Reliability and Risk Analysis Book Review:

During the last decade there have been increasing societal concerns over sustainable developments focusing on the conservation of the environment, the welfare and safety of the individual and at the same time the optimal allocation of available natural and financial resources. As a consequence the methods of risk and reliability analysis are becomi

Maritime Safety Security and Piracy

Maritime Safety  Security and Piracy
Author: Wayne Talley
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN 10: 1135134413
ISBN 13: 9781135134419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maritime Safety Security and Piracy Book Review:

Security and other safety issues are more important than ever in the maritime industry. Maritime Safety, Security and Piracy is the first book to discuss safety, security and piracy in the maritime context. The book is divided into two parts, ships and ports, and covers issues such as: • Ship safety assessments • European ship safety • Ship accidents • Pirates’ behaviours • Port state control inspections • Port security • Port theft

Review of Maritime Transport 2019

Review of Maritime Transport 2019
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 9789211129588
ISBN 13: 9211129583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Review of Maritime Transport 2019 Book Review:

World maritime trade lost momentum in 2018, with volumes expanding at 2.7 per cent, below the historical averages of 3.0 per cent and 4.1 per cent recorded in 2017. Total volumes are estimated to have reached 11 billion tons, an all-time high, according to UNCTAD records. UNCTAD is projecting 2.6 per cent growth in 2019 and an annual average growth rate of 3.4 per cent for the period 2019-2024. However, the outlook remains challenging, given the heightened uncertainty regarding trade policy and wide-ranging downside risks clouding the horizon. In 2018, world merchandise trade growth decelerated at an unexpected rate, and tariffs on trade between China and the United States of America escalated amid mounting trade tensions and a proliferation of national trade-restrictive measures. Apart from trade policy crosscurrents, geopolitics and sanctions, environmental concerns, fuel economics and tensions involving the Strait of Hormuz - a strategic maritime chokepoint - were in the headlines. Other forces at work continued to slowly reshape the maritime transport landscape. A new normal, contrasting with the historical perspective, appears to be taking hold. This trend is characterized by overall moderate growth in the global economy and trade, a supply chain restructuring in favour of more regionalized trade flows, a continued rebalancing of the Chinese economy, a larger role of technology and services in value chains and logistics, intensified and more frequent natural disasters and climate-related disruptions, and an accelerated environmental sustainability agenda with an increased awareness of the impact of global warming. A transition to the new normal calls for an improved understanding of the main issues at stake, better planning, and flexible and forward-looking-policies that can effectively anticipate change and enable appropriate response measures that take into account the heterogenous nature of developing countries as a group and their varied local conditions and needs..

Safety and Reliability Theory and Applications

Safety and Reliability  Theory and Applications
Author: Marko Cepin,Radim Bris
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 1351809725
ISBN 13: 9781351809726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safety and Reliability Theory and Applications Book Review:

Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications contains the contributions presented at the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017, Portorož, Slovenia, June 18-22, 2017). The book covers a wide range of topics, including: • Accident and Incident modelling • Economic Analysis in Risk Management • Foundational Issues in Risk Assessment and Management • Human Factors and Human Reliability • Maintenance Modeling and Applications • Mathematical Methods in Reliability and Safety • Prognostics and System Health Management • Resilience Engineering • Risk Assessment • Risk Management • Simulation for Safety and Reliability Analysis • Structural Reliability • System Reliability, and • Uncertainty Analysis. Selected special sessions include contributions on: the Marie Skłodowska-Curie innovative training network in structural safety; risk approaches in insurance and fi nance sectors; dynamic reliability and probabilistic safety assessment; Bayesian and statistical methods, reliability data and testing; oganizational factors and safety culture; software reliability and safety; probabilistic methods applied to power systems; socio-technical-economic systems; advanced safety assessment methodologies: extended Probabilistic Safety Assessment; reliability; availability; maintainability and safety in railways: theory & practice; big data risk analysis and management, and model-based reliability and safety engineering. Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications will be of interest to professionals and academics working in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors including: Aeronautics and Aerospace, Automotive Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Production and Distribution, Environmental Engineering, Information Technology and Telecommunications, Critical Infrastructures, Insurance and Finance, Manufacturing, Marine Industry, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Hazards, Nuclear Engineering, Offshore Oil and Gas, Security and Protection, Transportation, and Policy Making.

Guide for All Hazard Emergency Operations Planning

Guide for All Hazard Emergency Operations Planning
Author: Kay C. Goss
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1998-05
ISBN 10: 9780788148293
ISBN 13: 078814829X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide for All Hazard Emergency Operations Planning Book Review:

Meant to aid State & local emergency managers in their efforts to develop & maintain a viable all-hazard emergency operations plan. This guide clarifies the preparedness, response, & short-term recovery planning elements that warrant inclusion in emergency operations plans. It offers the best judgment & recommendations on how to deal with the entire planning process -- from forming a planning team to writing the plan. Specific topics of discussion include: preliminary considerations, the planning process, emergency operations plan format, basic plan content, functional annex content, hazard-unique planning, & linking Federal & State operations.

Emerging Risks in the 21st Century An Agenda for Action

Emerging Risks in the 21st Century An Agenda for Action
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2003-04-24
ISBN 10: 9789264101227
ISBN 13: 9264101225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Risks in the 21st Century An Agenda for Action Book Review:

This book explores the implications of newly developing risks such as hugely damaging hurricanes, new diseases, terrorist attacks, and disruptions to critical infrastructures.

Maritime Security DHS Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Port Security

Maritime Security  DHS Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Port Security
Author: Stephen L. Caldwell
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 1437936598
ISBN 13: 9781437936599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maritime Security DHS Progress and Challenges in Key Areas of Port Security Book Review:

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. An attack on ports, waterways, and vessels could have a widespread impact on global trade and the economy. Within the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), component agencies have responsibility for securing the maritime environment. The Coast Guard is responsible for protecting U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region. Customs and Border Protection is responsible for keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S., securing and facilitating trade, and cargo container security. This testimony discusses DHS and its component agencies' challenges, re: (1) strengthening risk mgmt.; (2) reducing the risk of small-vessel threats; (3) implementing foreign port assessments; and (4) enhancing supply chain security. Illus.