A model-based approach for tactical decision making in oil spill response

Konstantinos G. Gkonis, Nikolaos M.P. Kakalis, Nikolaos P. Ventikos, Yiannis Ventikos, Harilaos N. Psaraftis

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Abstract

In this paper we propose an integrated approach for tactical decision making in oil spill response based on information on the oil fate. The optimization problem is sequentially coupled with a dynamic mathematical model that provides estimates of the oil spill fate at the contact time of the spill with the response means. The model consists of a set of differential and algebraic equations that describe the spill dynamics as these are affected by spreading and weathering. To solve the tactical problem, an integer optimization problem is formulated where the objective is to minimize the total costs considering the response system costs and the resulting reduction in the spill damage. Appropriate constraints on equipment operability and capacity, response time, supply and mother vessel use are set. The use of the methodology is illustrated via its application in a realistic case where the response means considered is the EU-MOP system (Elimination Units for Marine Oil Pollution).
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2008
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics (SNAME Greek Section): SNAME Greek Section - Athens, Greece
Duration: 17 Sep 200818 Sep 2008
Conference number: 2

Conference

ConferenceInternational Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics (SNAME Greek Section)
Number2
Country/TerritoryGreece
CityAthens
Period17/09/200818/09/2008

Keywords

  • Integer programming
  • Marine pollution
  • Mathematical models
  • Oil spills
  • Optimization
  • Ships
  • Decision making

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