MARITIME RISK SYMPOSIUM OVERVIEW
The State University of New York Maritime College, in collaboration with the National Academy of Sciences, industry partners, and Federal, State, and local agencies, will host the 10TH Annual Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2019). The event will be held on November 13-15, 2019 at New York Maritime College located in the Bronx New York.
MRS 2019 will bring together academics, government, and commercial entities to discuss the threats, challenges, and risks associated with the Marine Transportation System, both internationally, and domestically. With a focus on the articulation of current and future marine transportation challenges and threats, the symposium will outline the implementation and operationalization of a sound marine transportation strategy. The symposium will assess threats, vulnerabilities, and recent advancements in research to inspire ideas for innovative research that will help define the next evolution within marine transportation.
The State University of New York Maritime College, in collaboration with the United States Coast Guard and the National Academy of Sciences, industry partners, and Federal, State, and local agencies, will host the Evergreen Program immediately following MRS 2019. The event will be held on November 14-15, 2019 at SUNY Maritime College.
The Evergreen Program is the Coast Guard’s Strategic Foresight Initiative, tasked with looking over-the-horizon to inform current planning and better prepare the Coast Guard for an uncertain and unpredictable future. Through the use of scenario-based exercises and workshops involving a diverse group of stakeholders, common strategic needs or key success factors can be identified across multiple plausible scenarios to better inform long-term strategic planning efforts.
MRS 2019 STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION
Hosted by Maritime College, the 10th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium (MRS 2019) will bring together local, state and federal authorities, academics, and industry experts to discuss Understanding and Managing Risks to the Marine Transportation System.
The MRS 2019 program includes a judged session the evening of November 13 where posters developed by students are displayed, with the authors standing at the posters to describe the reported work and answer questions from other MRS attendees. Space for students and posters at MRS is limited, and so selection to present in this session is competitive. In addition to best poster awards, after MRS 2019 there will be opportunities to develop and publish short papers based on the posters.
Posters may have only one author. An author should prepare a three to five page proposal describing the proposed poster. The only programmatic requirement is that the proposal address the MRS 2019 theme of “Understanding and Managing Risks to the Marine Transportation System”, the lens through which this theme might be approached could be economic, political, social, or technical. The proposal ought to include
• a description of the problem area of interest and explanation of why this problem area is important
• identification of the risks to the MTS in the problem area of interest
• summary of current approaches to understanding and managing that risk
• Identification of gaps where more work is needed to understand and manage the risk
• A letter of endorsement from a faculty member.
Proposals should be uploaded by October 15, 2019 into the EasyChair conference management system using the URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mrs2019
Proposals will be vetted by the MRS 2019 Poster committee, and the results of the selection will be announced by October 15, 2019.
Questions about the poster competition may be directed to the poster session chair, Professor David Nicol at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hosts of the Maritime Risk Symposium
2019 – Maritime College, State University of New York, Bronx NY
2018 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge Tennessee
2017 - The Center for Cyber Defense & Forensics at Tiffin University, Tiffin Ohio
2016 – Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Coastal Resilience Center (CRC), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2015 – Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Maritime Security Center (MSC), Stevens Institute of Technology
2013 – Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE), Purdue University
2014 – Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), University of Southern California
2012 – Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), University of Southern Californi
2011 – Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis, Rutgers University
2010 – Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence: Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), University of Southern California
Captain Eric Johansson, Maritime College State University of New York Co-Chair
Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, U.S. Coast Guard Official Liaison and National Co-Chair
Dr. David Nichol, Director DHS COE, University of Illinois, Vice Chair
David Boyd, Operations Analyst, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area, Program Chair & Official Liaison
VADM Rob Parker, USCG (Ret.), Senior Mentor
RADM Fred Rosa, USCG (Ret), Senior Mentor
RADM John Crowley, USCG (Ret.), Senior Mentor
Dr. Fred Roberts, Director, DHS Center of Excellence Rutgers, Senior Mentor
Greg Trauthwein, MarineLink, Senior Advisor
Craig Moss, Oak Ridge National Lab, Senior Advisor
Scott Blough, Tiffin University, Senior Advisor
The event will be held at the Maritime Academic Center (MAC) on the campus of the State University of New York Maritime College (6 Pennyfield Ave. Bronx, NY 10465). Driving and parking directions can be found here or on the campus map. Parking is available at the Maritime Academic Center. Event parking signage will be posted on campus.