A Systems Thinking Approach to Post-Disaster Restoration of Maritime Transportation Systems
A Systems Thinking approach is used to examine elements of a maritime transportation system that are most likely to be impacted by an extreme event. The majority of the literature uses a high-level view that can fail to capture the damage at the sub-system elements. This work uses a system dynamics simulation for a better view and understanding of the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico, as a whole system and uses Hurricane Georges (1998), as a representative disruptive event. The model focuses on the impacts of natural disasters at the sub-system level with a final goal of determining the sequence needed to restore an ocean-going port to its pre-event state. This work in progress details model development and outlines steps for using real-world information to assist maritime port manager planning and recommendations for best practices to mitigate disaster damage.
L. P. Lespier et al., "A Systems Thinking Approach to Post-Disaster Restoration of Maritime Transportation Systems," Proceedings of the IIE Annual Conference and Expo (2015, Nashville, TN), pp. 2262 - 2272, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), May 2015.
IIE Annual Conference and Expo (2015: May 30-Jun. 2, Nashville, TN)
Engineering Management and Systems Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Disaster Resilience; Disaster Restoration; Maritime Transportation; Port Elements; Systems Thinking; Hurricanes; System Theory; Uncertainty Analysis; Natural Disasters; Real-World Information; System Dynamics Simulation; Waterway Transportation
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Article - Conference proceedings
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01 May 2015