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INSIGHTS: MARITIME SECURITY
Dr. Joe DiRenzo is the Director of Research Partnerships at the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development
Center. He is the former project manager for the service’s AI/ML project involving disaster response planning, a retired
USCG of? cer, and former cutter Commanding Of? cer. He is a frequent contributor to Maritime Reporter & Engineering
News, and Maritime Technology Reporter.
Capt. Eric Johansson is a distinguished professor at Maritime College, recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, Plimsoll Award, Public Service
Commendation (U.S. Coast Guard) and serves on the NYC Waterfront Management Advisory Board, Harbor Safety
Committee, Energy Sub-committee, Suffolk County Maritime Industrial Advisory Committee and nominated by the
Department of Homeland Security as vice chair of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee. th 10 Annual
Maritime Risk Symposium
November 12-15, 2019 at SUNY Maritime he State University of New
York Maritime College, in col- laboration with the U.S. Coast
TGuard, National Academy of
Sciences, academic institutions, indus- try partners, and federal, state and lo- cal agencies, will host the 10th Annual
Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2019)
Nov. 13-15, 2019, at New York Maritime
College located in the Bronx, New York.
MRS 2019 will bring together academ- ics, government and commercial entities to discuss the threats, challenges and risks associated with the Marine Trans- portation System with a focus on current and future marine transportation chal- lenges and threats. The symposium will assess threats – such as cyber security, vulnerabilities and recent advancements in research – to inspire ideas for inno- © Oleksii Fadieiev/Adobe Stock vative research that will help de? ne the next evolution within marine transporta-
The 9/11 Boat Lift from Manhattan system requires safe and sound policies portation have wider second and third tion.
Island – completed predominately by regarding navigation safety, anchorages, order consequences for society, making
Why is this issue important? The idea tugs and ferries – is the largest marine maintained and clear channels, port state the management of the associated risks of assessing and quantifying the various rescue in history, rescuing 500,000 New control, traf? c mix, intermodal connec- a priority that should transcend industry threat vectors associated with the Marine
Yorkers. Superstorm Sandy paralyzed tors, and much more. and national boundaries.
Transportation System is an issue that New York in 2012 – and again, it was The issues slated for the 2019 event Clearly, an increasingly connected has come front and center since the hor- the Marine Transportation System that are as important in the United States as world requires the comprehensive mari- ri? c attack of 9/11. State and non-state answered the call, delivering needed they are internationally. “It is perhaps time community response to the many actors understand the vulnerabilities supplies when shore side transportation more crucial now than ever before for us interconnected risks in the maritime within a global system that moves tril- was shut down by the devastating storm. to look at the broad spectrum of risks to commons that will be identi? ed and dis- lions of dollars of goods annually. Com-
The Marine Transportation System con- the maritime industry, from international cussed at MRS 2019.” plicating this issue are growing threats tinued its efforts for months following relations to climate change,” commented According to Retired Coast Guard to the system’s cyber components, the Superstorm Sandy, playing a major role Canadian Capt. Vice Adm. Rob Parker, who has previ- dawn of autonomous shipping, electron- in debris removal and infrastructure re- Todd Bonner, currently stationed at ously served as the Master of Ceremo- ic navigation, advances in fuel systems development. This system meets our Combined Joint Operations from the nies for this event and currently serves and the continued automation of the na- nation’s needs in peace and in times of Sea COE in Norfolk, Virginia. “Any op- as the senior mentor to the symposium’s tion’s ports. peril. In order to be effective, though, the erational disruptions in maritime trans- Program Committee, “MRS has focused 18 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • OCTOBER 2019
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