Recent Advances on Safe Maritime Operations under Extreme Conditions

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D6 Toimitettu ammatillinen kokoomateos
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2021-10
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en
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157
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Increased activity in the Arctic involves hazards such as a harsh environment, especially the ice cover and cold temperature, remoteness, a lack of infrastructure, and lack of information about bathymetry, among other challenges. Ice cover is also highly variable and dynamic, with increasing variation in the future; due to the changing effects of the world climate, the ice conditions on all ice-covered areas are also under dynamic change. The effects on Arctic operations are complicated issues to address. The remoteness of Arctic areas means that in the case of an accident, the search and rescue (SAR) capabilities are low. Fairways are not marked very extensively; therefore, soundings taken for charting are relatively scarce. These polar area hazards are compounded by the fact that the rate of recovery of nature is slow, meaning that environmental hazards are exacerbated. This book presents a collection of papers which focus on scenario-based risk management for polar shipping and risk-based guidelines. Topics discussed by internationally renowned authors involve the description of ice conditions, ship–ice contact and associated loading, numerical models/idealizations, definitions of limit states for ice-strengthened structures, and holistic risk/reward analyses for polar navigation. From an overall perspective, this work contributes toward international research efforts to safeguard maritime operations in ice-infested waters. This book may be of interest for maritime industry practitioners, regulators, academics, researchers and postgraduate students. Part of the work presented in this book has been sponsored by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF). Their financial support is acknowledged with gratitude. LRF helps to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement, and the applications of research.
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This is a reprint of articles from the Special Issue published online in the open access journal Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417) (available at: www.mdpi.com/journal/applsci/special issues/safe maritime operations). Pentti Kujala - Since 2006, Pentti Kujala has been a Professor of Marine Technology (safety) at the Aalto University, School of Engineering. Since 2012, he has been the Head of the Marine Technology research group, and from May 2017, he has also been the Vice Dean of Research for the School of Engineering. He chairs a Center of Excellence for Arctic Shipping and Operations (CEPOLAR) funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation (2013–2021). His main research interests have been devoted to the safety and risk analysis of marine operations both in open water and in ice, and the development of innovative structural solutions for various types of ships. In total, he has published over 300 papers with approximately 3900 citations and has a Scopus h-index of 34. Spyros Hirdaris is an Associate Professor of Maritime Technology. In his research, he combines knowledge from advanced ship and safety science, marine hydrodynamics and structures for the prediction of sea loads, safety, and the performance of ships and offshore structures operating in extreme conditions. He completed his PhD in 2002 on Ship Science (Hydroelasticity of Ships) at the University of Southampton. From 2004 to 2018, he worked internationally for Lloyd’s Register. This work involved research and product development, planning and strategy for R&D, consultancy, and new marine construction activities. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (UK), and a Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (USA). He has served in the International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress as a member and chairman of various committees with a focus on sea loads and responses since 2008. Martin Bergstrom, Ph.D., M.Sc (Tech.), is a Naval Architect and Postdoctoral Researcher at Aalto University in Finland. He completed his Ph.D. at NTNU, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, in 2017. In his research, he develops tools and approaches towards safe and efficient winter navigation. Currently, he primarily focuses on the simulation and analysis of winter navigation systems to study the implications of climate change and Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) regulations, among others. In addition, he contributes to the development of methods supporting the goal-based design of ice-class ships following the IMO Polar Code.
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Maritime safety, extreme conditions, ship operations, Performance
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Kujala , P , Hirdaris , S & Bergström , M (eds) 2021 , Recent Advances on Safe Maritime Operations under Extreme Conditions : Collection of papers . MDPI AG . < https://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/4417 >