Risk-Based Approach for More Resilient and Sustainable Marine Structures

Recent storm events, such as Hurricane Sandy (2012), have highlighted the vulnerability of marine structures to extreme weather events and climate change. To cope with those, existing, and future marine structures need to be made more resilient and adaptive to evolving climatic conditions. In this paper, developed in partnership with members of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/COPRI Ports and Harbors Sub-Committee on Sea-Level Change, the authors have implemented a systematic approach to risk management developed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The general framework presented by FHWA can be specifically tuned to address the needs and challenges of marine structures. This risk-based approach comprises steps related to risk identification, analysis, evaluation, and mitigation of extreme weather events, with the ultimate goal of designing resilient and adaptive marine structures. This structured and systematic methodology is best suited to adequately deal with the challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather events on marine structures and operations, and to optimize capital improvement scenarios.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: pp 550-559
  • Monograph Title: Ports 2016: Port Planning and Development

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605728
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784479919
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jun 7 2016 3:04PM