Collaborating to Mitigate Risk: The Tools That Guide the Process
COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF MARITIME TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
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The United States Coast Guard Office of Marine Transportation Systems Management develops and implements policies and procedures that facilitate commerce, improve safety and efficiency, and inspire dialogue within the maritime community to make our waterways safe, efficient, and commercially viable. One way we do this is by establishing risk baselines that guide our decisions. Three tools that guide these efforts ports and waterways safety assessments, waterways analysis and management system studies, and port access route studies. The Coast Guard established the ports and waterways safety assessment or PAWSA process to address waterway user needs and place a greater emphasis on partnerships with industry. The process involves convening a group of waterway users and stakeholders and conducting a structured workshop to elicit their opinions.The primary objectives improve coordination and cooperation between government and the private sector by involving stakeholders in decisions affecting them develop and strengthen harbor safety committees support Coast Guard responsibilities in waterways management and environmental stewardship provide input for projects related to aids to navigation, regulations, or other risk mitigation measures, including potential vessel traffic management projects.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
- Safety Engineering