dc.contributor.advisor Erikstad, Stein Ove dc.contributor.advisor Asbjørnslett, Bjørn Egil dc.contributor.author Støwer, Knut Skaseth dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-05T15:04:39Z dc.date.available 2015-10-05T15:04:39Z dc.date.created 2015-06-10 dc.date.issued 2015 dc.identifier ntnudaim:12627 dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2350835 dc.description.abstract The objective of this thesis is to create a method that utilizes mathematical models and tools to measure the threat posed to the environment by the merchant traffic along the Norwegian coast. This is done so that operators at Vessel Traffic Service(VTS) centers in Norway can assess dangers and allocate emergency assets to the correct areas so that the existing assets are utilized to their potential. If the existing emergency assets are utilized fully, the risk of catastrophic accidents is minimized. The thesis looks specifically at merchant vessel positions along the Norwegian coast at a given point in time. Using this information I calculate a criticality value for different areas so that they can be prioritized according to this value. The criticality takes into account the merchant vessels positions and other characteristics like its type and position relative to regional characteristics such as like currents or skerries. Merchant vessels are grouped together in zones so that the operators can see where they need to pay closer attention or allocate emergency assets to reduce the total risk of any incident leading to catastrophic accident. An optimization model is then developed to find the optimal position of one or more emergency assets based on the criticality that gets used as a demand or a weight for each zone. Five potential sites for home port for the emergency assets were selected and the optimization model found the optimal location based on the calculated criticalities. A second formulation was created to better support the location of several emergency assets, and this was used to find the optimal location for two emergency assets based on the distance to all the zones and the zones criticality. The optimal solutions were analyzed using two methods for quantifying the preparedness. These methods takes into account the criticality of each zone and the location of an emergency asset as well as the speed of the emergency assets. This is used to find what zones are covered by the different assets and a comparison is done between the zones and between the methods on the solution found by the optimization model. The analysis shows that the methods show good promise and the visualization is helpful in determining critical areas. However, there are many opportunities for improving on the methods which is discussed in the discussion and further work chapters. dc.language eng dc.publisher NTNU dc.subject Marin teknikk, Marin prosjektering dc.title Optimal Positioning of Emergency Preparedness Assets based on Dynamic Traffic Situation dc.type Master thesis dc.source.pagenumber 118
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