Security and Environmental Sustainability of Multimodal Transport

Security and Environmental Sustainability of Multimodal Transport


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Not until the recent attacks on transport systems has transport security become a focus of public concern and academic research. Various aspects of transport security have already been analysed under different agendas. Some research was focused on the potential risk to the environment resulting from transport, in particular from the transport of hazardous or dangerous goods, while other research considered critical elements of transport networks or supply chains as vital lifelines in the case of natural disasters. Recently, new threats stimulated interest in transport security as a stand-alone issue, placing it at the forefront of political and academic agendas. A NATO Advanced Research Workshop held at Imperial College London in January 2009 brought together those with expertise in the above-mentioned fields in order to verify the current state of knowledge in the field and identify promising areas for future work. The workshop concentrated on maritime and intermodal transport, risk management and long-term strategic planning, rather than on the details of monitoring or detection techniques. This collection of papers emanates largely from that workshop. While transport systems are widely recognized as terrorist targets, complete protection of these systems is economically and practically infeasible. The workshop looked at analytical methods to identify critical points in the transport infrastructure and the prioritization of defensive and mitigating measures given the limited resources available. Deficiencies in methods for conducting such an assessment were identified and the need for cost-effective mitigation measures was emphasized.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789048185627
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 07/07/2010
Series: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security
Edition description: 2010
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Transportation Security and Vulnerability. Terrorism and the threat to multimodal transport — an overview; D. Tsamboulas.- Risk-averse routing of Hazardous Materials with Scheduled Delay;Ch. Bersani et al.-Transposition Of The Defence In Depth Concept To Hazmat Transport To Mitigate Territorial Vulnerability; E. Garbolino.-
On Decision Principles for Routing Strategies under Various Types of Risks; J.-D. Schmocker.- Hazmat Transportation. Urban Hazmats Line-Hual, Distribution And Modal Change: Case Study In Mexico; A. Lozano et al.-Routing Of Hazardous Material Shipments under the Threat of Terrorist Attack; Y. Dadkar, L. Nozick .-Transport of Radioactive Material and Waste-its Challenges; L. Qafmolla.- A Tele-Geomatics Based System And Mobile Object Model For Hazmat Monitoring; A. Boulmakoul et al.-
Terrorists And Hazmat: A Methodology To Identify Potential Routes; R. Garrido.- Risk in Multi-Modal Transport. Bayesian Analysis For Transportation Risk; P. Murray-Tuite.- Risk-Based And Cost Assessment Of Maritime And Port Security; K. Bichou.-Conceptualization Of A Game Theoretic Approach To Air Marshal Scheduling;
X. Nie et al.- Environmental Sustainability of Transport. A Simulation Model and a Vulnerability Assessment of the Worldwide Energy Supply; M. G. H. Bell, K. Zavitsas.-
Impact of Climate change on Transportation: A Security Issue; M. Al-Alawi.-

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