Prince William Sound Risk Assessment Overview, 2005
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Date: June 30, 2005
Author: Dr. Martha Grabowski
Category: Maritime Operations
Description: Risk assessment in marine transportation is an enterprise that has been undertaken for many years. The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of risk assessment, particularly in marine transportation, and to present recommendations for a new or updated risk assessment in Prince William Sound, Alaska. First, an overview of the current state of risk assessment science is presented, followed by a summary of maritime risk assessments that have been undertaken after 1996. Challenges associated with risk assessment in distributed, large-scale system are discussed, along with the particular challenges of risk assessment in marine transportation. Given these considerations, recommendations for a new and/or updated risk assessment in Prince William Sound are then presented. The document concludes with a summary and recommendations for next steps.
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