Methods and Tools for Environmental Assessment.
Kapitel i bok, 2016

Selecting measures to reduce the overall environmental impact associated with shipping can be a difficult task, and a systematic approach is needed. There is risk of sub-optimisation and counteraction of different measures with one another if decisions are made based on fragmented decision support. An example of a system effect is the long lifetime of ships, which slows the introduction of new technologies. Therefore, design and retrofits must fulfil not only present but also future requirements for environmental sustainability. This chapter describes the basic details of several methods and tools that can be used in environmental assessments within the shipping industry. The methods and tools described are grouped into three categories: (1) procedural tools, (2) analytical tools and (3) aggregated tools. Examples of procedural tools are environmental impact assessment, multi-criteria decision analysis and risk management; life cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental risk assessment are examples of analytical tools. Aggregated tools include indicators, indices, and footprints.

Författare

Karin Andersson

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritim miljövetenskap

Selma Brynolf

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritim miljövetenskap

Hanna Landquist

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritim miljövetenskap

Erik Svensson

Chalmers, Sjöfart och marin teknik, Maritim miljövetenskap

Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation; Andersson, K., Brynolf, S., Lindgren, F.J. & Wilewska-Bien (eds.).

265-293

Styrkeområden

Transport

Ämneskategorier

Annan naturvetenskap

DOI

10.1007/978-3-662-49045-7_9

ISBN

978-3-662-49045-7

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Skapat

2017-10-08