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Start Date: January 2019
Funding: Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR), Province of British Columbia
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild
This project aims to improve understanding of how coastal marine transportation systems would be disrupted in natural hazard events, how such disruption would impact coastal communities, and what strategies could effectively address this risk. Focusing on the movement of people and goods in the emergency response phase of a disaster, the study will develop new tools, information, and risk assessments to support preparedness planning by local and provincial governments and the transportation sector. The research will deliver: (1) workshops for engaging government and transport sector stakeholders; (2) a framework for assessing coastal community resilience to shipping disruption; (3) a simulation tool based on this framework; and (4) specific findings and recommendations for two case studies – a detailed analysis of catastrophic earthquake risk in British Columbia and exploratory analysis of hurricane risk in Atlantic Canada.
Start Date: January 2019
Funding: Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR)
Principal Investigator(s): Dr. Anne Goodchild
Other PI(s): PI: Stephanie Chang (University of British Columbia)Co-PI: David Bristow (University of Victoria)Co-PI: Floris Goerlandt (Dalhousie University)Co-PI: Ron Pelot (Dalhousie University)Co-PI: Cheng Lin (University of Victoria)Co-PI: Linda Zhou (University of Victoria)
A catastrophic earthquake could disrupt marine transportation across coastal British Columbia, severely affecting supply chains to coastal communities and emergency response capabilities. This project seeks to better understand such risks and develop effective resilience strategies for different types of coastal communities. It inquires into how disaster events would likely affect ports, marine transportation routes, and the associated movement of people and resources in the emergency response phase, and what strategies would be effective to alleviate potential consequences.