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Uncovering the complex fluid-body interactions in Ocean Engineering
NSF NAVIGATING THE NEW ARCTIC COMMUNITY SURVEY
Navigating New Arctic-National Science Foundation (NNA-NSF) Advancing Research in Ice-Structure Interactions for Safer Marine Operations
Climate change has led to a decrease in Arctic Sea ice extent, resulting in increased marine activity in previously inaccessible areas. However, this expansion of maritime operations in sea ice-infested waters comes with significant risks and challenges, including navigating through ice-covered waters and avoiding collisions with ice. To address these challenges, this study uses ship AIS data, remote sensing, and ice concentration and thickness measurements to develop ice ship and structure interaction models that can enhance understanding of ice-structure interaction in Alaskan waters. Real-time data collected via AIS and remote sensing aims to improve the accuracy of ice structure interaction modeling, enabling mariners to identify and avoid hazardous ice conditions, optimize vessel routes, and improve situational awareness. The study's recommendations will support the development of improved ice management policies and regulations, contributing to safer maritime operations in Alaska. In conclusion, this study highlights the importance of practical solutions to ensure safe marine operations in sea ice-filled waters and presents a promising approach for enhancing our understanding of ice-ship and ice-structure interaction and improving marine safety in Alaska.
We gratefully acknowledge research support from:
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
SCHOOL OF OCEAN AND EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
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