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ISSN 2083-6473
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Prof. Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
3, John Paul II Avenue
81-345 Gdynia, POLAND
Development of Decision Supporting Tools for Determining Tidal Windows for Deep-drafted Vessels
1 Flanders Hydraulics Research, Antwerp, Belgium
2 Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
ABSTRACT: A decision supporting tool named ProToel for determining tidal windows for deep-drafted vessels arriving at or departing from the Belgian harbours, based on both deterministic and probabilistic criteria, has been developed. The program is presently being evaluated as a short-term decision tool by the pilots and waterways authorities for optimising the shipping traffic to the coastal harbour of Zeebrugge. The software can also be applied for long-term considerations, as is illustrated in the case of the port of Antwerp. Some reflections are made considering the extension of the tool to include other factors that may affect the safety of shipping traffic, such as interaction with banks and with other shipping traffic.
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Citation note:
Eloot K., Vantorre M., Richter J., Verwilligen J.: Development of Decision Supporting Tools for Determining Tidal Windows for Deep-drafted Vessels. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 323-330, 2010
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