A method to assess maritime resilience

J.A. Rypkema, F.A. van der Beek, J.M.C. Schraagen, J.W. Winkelman, M. van Wijngaarden

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The aim of this study is to develop a multi-level Resilience Analysis Method (RAM) to assess risk and performance variability in current maritime Socio-Technical Systems (STSs). The method integrates Hollnagel’s four resilience abilities to assess a system’s ability to effectively cope with disturbances and changes within the system. The RAM builds upon and extends existing methods. The method defines various system components of the STS on different hierarchical levels including control and feedback loops. It improves understanding of performance variability and associated strategies of all relevant users within the STS. A questionnaire assesses performance on the four resilience abilities. Future work will concentrate on validating the questionnaire and making the method applicable for prospective and design analysis as well. The method will be part of the future SEAHORSE virtual platform for assessing and improving resilience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSafety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015
EditorsEnrico Zio, Luca Podofillini, Wolfgang Kröger, Bruno Sudret, Božidar Stojadinović
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-02879-1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015 - ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 7 Sep 201510 Sep 2015
Conference number: 25


ConferenceEuropean Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015
Abbreviated titleESREL
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  • Marine
  • Human & operational modelling
  • HOI - Human Behaviour & Organisational Innovations
  • ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences

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