Utilizing geographic information systems tools for risk-informed maritime search and rescue performance evaluation

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Goerlandt , F , Venäläinen , E & Siljander , M 2015 , ' Utilizing geographic information systems tools for risk-informed maritime search and rescue performance evaluation ' , Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin , vol. 115 , no. 43 , pp. 55-64 . https://doi.org/10.17402/039

Title: Utilizing geographic information systems tools for risk-informed maritime search and rescue performance evaluation
Author: Goerlandt, Floris; Venäläinen, Emilia; Siljander, Mika
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Geosciences and Geography
Date: 2015
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: Scientific Journals of the Maritime University of Szczecin
ISSN: 1733-8670
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17402/039
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/303467
Abstract: In many sea areas there is significant recreational activity, with many sailing vessels and motor boats navigating, especially in coastal areas. Search and Rescue (SAR) organizations ensure the safety of people at sea, and are relatively frequently called to perform rescue or assistance missions to people in distress. Apart from the importance of adequate operational planning and training, rescue organizations benefit from establishing a robust, effective and cost-efficient response system. Risk-informed capacity planning can serve as a decision-support tool for determining the number and location of the required search and rescue units (SRUs). The purpose of this paper is to present such a risk-informed approach, which combines analysis of historic accident and incident data of recreational boating with information derived from Geographic Information System (GIS) methods. The method is applied to a case study focusing on the risk-informed capacity evaluation of the voluntary search and rescue services in the Finnish part of the Gulf of Finland. Results indicate that the response performance for recreational boating incidents is very good in most areas.
Subject: 1171 Geosciences
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