Safety Management Assessment Ranking Tool (SMART)

AuthorsC. van der Tak, J.H. de Jong
Conference/Journal8th International Symposium on Vessel Traffic Services, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
DateJan 1, 1996

What actions must be taken in order to improve the transport safety in Ports and Fairways? Measures are not always assessed in a quantitative sense before they are introduced. Sometimes they do not have the expected outcomes. Firm and clear predictions of the effect of measures will help policy makers in finding the optimal mix of measures. A quantitative assessment requires a large number of databases and models. MSCN/MARIN, in co-operation with Marine Analytics, has built up a toolbox within studies done for the Directorate-Transport Safety, the North Sea Directorate in the Netherlands and the European Commission. SMART is such a growing toolbox containing a lot of valuable data structures and descriptive safety models. A brief description is given where the traffic safety models can be applied in ports, for example the impact of new traffic measures or the risk on damage of new infrastructure objects (like new quays or pillars of a planned bridge).

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