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Interim Report of the Working Group on Risks of Maritime Activities in the Baltic Sea (WGMABS)

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The Working Group on Risks of Maritime Activities in the Baltic Sea (WGMABS) met in Copenhagen, Denmark, 7–11 November 2016. This was the second meeting of the work-ing group and the objective was to review the current work to understand what kind of scientific tools are available for maritime risk assessment and management. The WGMABS focus area was considerably widened by addressing beside the Bayesian risk assessment methodologies also some novel scientific approaches like System-Theoretic Accident Model and Processes (STAMP), STAMP-Mar as the application of systems-theoretic approach to maritime domain - safety management of sustainable eco-socio-technical maritime transportation system, and the risk based maritime spatial planning (RBMSP). Methodology of the Bowtie analysis of avoidance and mitigation measures within the legislative and policy context of the maritime safety management was outlined and the issue of the underwater sound as the maritime risk factor was addressed based on the Baltic Sea Information on the Acoustic Soundscape (BIAS) project materials. The Next Generation SmartResponse Web (NG-SRW) under development by BONUS STORMWINDS project was introduced as an online information management and ex-change software platform enabling, maintaining and sharing the effective Common Situ-ational Awareness (CSA) for maritime emergency management.


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