Maritime transportation risk analysis: Review and analysis in light of some foundational issues

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Goerlandt, Floris Montewka, Jakub 2017-05-11T09:15:50Z 2017-05-11T09:15:50Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Goerlandt , F & Montewka , J 2015 , ' Maritime transportation risk analysis: Review and analysis in light of some foundational issues ' RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND SYSTEM SAFETY , vol 138 , pp. 115-134 . DOI: 10.1016/j.ress.2015.01.025 en
dc.identifier.issn 0951-8320
dc.identifier.issn 1879-0836
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dc.description.abstract Many methods and applications for maritime transportation risk analysis have been presented in the literature. In parallel, there is a recent focus on foundational issues in risk analysis, with calls for intensified research on fundamental concepts and principles underlying the scientific field. This paper presents a review and analysis of risk definitions, perspectives and scientific approaches to risk analysis found in the maritime transportation application area, focusing on applications addressing accidental risk of shipping in a sea area. For this purpose, a classification of risk definitions, an overview of elements in risk perspectives and a classification of approaches to risk analysis science are applied. Results reveal that in the application area, risk is strongly tied to probability, both in definitions and perspectives, while alternative views exist. A diffuse situation is also found concerning the scientific approach to risk analysis, with realist, proceduralist and constructivist foundations co-existing. Realist approaches dominate the application area. Very few applications systematically account for uncertainty, neither concerning the evidence base nor in relation to the limitations of the risk model in relation to the space of possible outcomes. Some suggestions are made to improve the current situation, aiming to strengthen the scientific basis for risk analysis. en
dc.format.extent 115-134
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 138 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 214 Mechanical engineering en
dc.title Maritime transportation risk analysis: Review and analysis in light of some foundational issues en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Applied Mechanics en
dc.subject.keyword Foundational issues
dc.subject.keyword Maritime accident
dc.subject.keyword Maritime safety
dc.subject.keyword Maritime transportation
dc.subject.keyword Risk analysis principles
dc.subject.keyword 214 Mechanical engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114354
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.ress.2015.01.025
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