RISK ASSESSMENTS OF PORT OPERATIONS

Details

Center Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE)
Keyword
  • Port Security
  • Resource Management
  • Coast Guard
  • Risk Assessment
Documents
Link
Website http://create.usc.edu/
Contact create@usc.edu

Overview

The operation of our nation's ports depends on carefully balancing competing needs: maintaining security, ensuring the continued flow of goods, and smooth daily operations. The Port Security Risk and Resource Management System (PortSec) is a decision-support system that helps port security officers and analysts perform risk assessments and resource allocation analyses in order to optimally balance security activities and countermeasures, business continuity, and daily port activities.

 "WE AT THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES BELIEVE THAT THE PORTSEC PROJECT IS PARTICULARLY RELEVANT IN THIS CHALLENGING BUDGET CLIMATE. THE PORT WAS VERY PLEASED TO SEE THAT CREATE WAS RESPONSIVE TO OUR CONCERNS ABOUT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT."
CAPT. JOHN HOLMES
DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
HARBOR DEPARTMENT
PORT OF LOS ANGELES

The PortSec system consists of several modules: risk assessment model, resource/technology portfolio allocation model, macro-micro simulation model of port operations, port transportation model, economic cost model, environmental model and user interfaces.