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Development of decision supporting tools for determining tidal windows for deep-drafted vessels

Katrien Eloot (UGent) , Marc Vantorre (UGent) , Jan Richter (UGent) and Jeroen Verwilligen
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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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tidal windows, shipping traffic, probabilistic access policy

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Eloot, Katrien, Marc Vantorre, Jan Richter, and Jeroen Verwilligen. 2009. “Development of Decision Supporting Tools for Determining Tidal Windows for Deep-drafted Vessels.” In Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, ed. Adam Weintrit, 227–234. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press.
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Eloot, Katrien, Vantorre, M., Richter, J., & Verwilligen, J. (2009). Development of decision supporting tools for determining tidal windows for deep-drafted vessels. In A. Weintrit (Ed.), Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation (pp. 227–234). Presented at the 8th International Navigational Symposium on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation (TransNav 2009), Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press.
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Eloot K, Vantorre M, Richter J, Verwilligen J. Development of decision supporting tools for determining tidal windows for deep-drafted vessels. In: Weintrit A, editor. Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press; 2009. p. 227–34.
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Eloot, Katrien, Marc Vantorre, Jan Richter, et al. “Development of Decision Supporting Tools for Determining Tidal Windows for Deep-drafted Vessels.” Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation. Ed. Adam Weintrit. Boca Raton, FL, USA: CRC Press, 2009. 227–234. Print.
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  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.},
  author       = {Eloot, Katrien and Vantorre, Marc and Richter, Jan and Verwilligen, Jeroen},
  booktitle    = {Marine navigation and safety of sea transportation},
  editor       = {Weintrit, Adam},
  isbn         = {9780203869345},
  keyword      = {tidal windows,shipping traffic,probabilistic access policy},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Gdynia, Poland},
  pages        = {227--234},
  publisher    = {CRC Press},
  title        = {Development of decision supporting tools for determining tidal windows for deep-drafted vessels},
  year         = {2009},
}