The increasing complexity of societal change in response to the new global economy requires an enhanced capacity for scientific assessment and monitoring, particularly of critical infrastructure such as ports and harbors. Public pressure for decision transparency in government and corporations drives the need for a new framework for thinking about globalization and the prioritization of social and corporate values that reaches beyond the realms of economics, world trade, and corporate management to include environmental protection and social goals. Establishing, maintaining, and enhancing a sense of security and vulnerability in areas around critical infrastructure will require:
1. Matching human demands with available resources.
2. Recognizing threats, including environmental security threats and infrastructure vulnerabilities.
3. Identifying the range of available options for preventing and minimizing natural disasters, technological failures, and terror actions.
This book emphasizes beliefs that the convergence of seemingly disparate viewpoints and often uncertain and limited information is possible only by using one or more available risk assessment methodologies and decision-making tools such as risk assessment and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA).
Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Part 1. Overview of Critical Infrastructure and Environmental Security.- Understanding Environmental Security at Ports and Harbors; R.J. Wenning et al.- A Brief Analysis of Threats and Vulnerabilities in the Maritime Domain; N.O. Bakir.- Environmental and Human Security in the Mediterranean: New Threats and Policy for Reducing Vulnerability; J. Ganoulis.- Part 2. Port Critical Infrastructure and Management Frameworks.- Protection of Hazardous Installations and Critical Infrastructures - Complementarity of Safety and Security Approaches: Application of the ARAMIS Methodology; F. Fontaine et al.- Applying Risk Assessment to Secure the Containerized Supply Chain; M. van de Voort et al.- Transportation of Dangerous Goods: A Challenge for Risk Analysts and Risk Managers; S. Menonil.- Lifeline Earthquake Vulnerability Assessment: A Systemic Approach; S. Menoni et al.- Network Security Architecture Using the Zachman Framework; A.B. Ramadan, M. Hefnawi.- Part 3. Ecological Risks in Harbors and Coastal Areas.- Conceptual Frameworks to Balance Ecosystem and Security Goals; S.E. Apiyz.- Invasive Species: A Real, but Largely Ignored Threat to Environmental Security; L. Kapustka, G. Linder.- Evaluating Risks from Contaminated Sediments at Industrial Ports And Harbors; R.J. Wenning et al.- Cyanobacterial Blooms: Identifying Data Gaps and the Need for a Management Framework; I. Linkov et al.- Part 4. Decision-Making and Risk Assessment Methods, Tools, and Applications for Critical Infrastructure and Port Security.- Decision Analysis Tools for Safety, Security, and Sustainability of Ports and Harbors; G.S. Parnett et al.- A Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Approach for Prioritization of Performance Metrics: U.S. Government Performance and Response Act and Oil Spill Response; I. Linkov et al.- Risk-Cost-Benefit Analysis for Port Environmental Security Investments; J.H. Lambert.- Applying Game Theory to Balance Risk and Cost for Security Inspection Systems; J.E. Boon, B.M. Gorman.- Complex Security Solutions for Sustainable Practices in Armenia; V. Sargsyan.- Global Changes, New Risks, and Novel Methods and Tools of Their Assessment: Modeling and Management of Environmental Security in Ukraine; K. Atoyev et al.- Collaborative Public-Private Risk Assessment in Vessel Traffic Safety: Two Case Studies; R.G. Ross.- Decision Evaluation for Complex Risk Networked Systems: Development Progress; T. Sullivan et al.- Part 5. Case Studies in Risk Management.- A Model for Optimal Industrial Wastewater Treatment as a Tool for Managing Port Environmental Security and Sustainability; N. Haruvy, S. Shalhevet.- The Safe Operation of Constantza Port during Winter; M. Lazarescu. - Environmental Health in Port and Harbor Areas: Air Humidity Modifying Respiratory Health in Drobeta Turnu Severin, Romania; U. Schlink et al.- Environmental Security in Urban Areas: Health-Relevant VOC Exposure in the Greater Cairo Area, Egypt; U. Schlink et al.- Potential Risk and Control of Contamination in the Gulf of Aqaba-Jordan; N. Al-Halasah, B.Y. Ammary.- Sustainability and Vulnerability Analysis of Critical Underground Infrastructure; N. Bobylev.- Application of Rapid Impact Assessment Matrix (RIAM) Method for Waste Disposal Site: Case Study -- Canakkale; A. Baba.- List of Participants.- Author Index.
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