Real Time Information Systems for Improved Port Operations

by Richard J. Seymour, Univ of California, San Diego, CA, USA,
Joseph R. Vadus, Univ of California, San Diego, CA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85


The technology to make appropriate measurements and to forecast conditions for short intervals is available today. Simple collection, analysis and dissemination systems are within the state of the practice. A simple system measuring water levels, winds and bridge clearance is described and the effects on the economics of several shipping operations are considered. Favorable cost/benefit ratios are established for the system. Recommendations are made for establishing real time information systems.

Subject Headings: Information systems | Ports and harbors | System analysis | Information management | Systems management | Forecasting | Wind engineering | Bridge management

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