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Optimizing the Coverage of Navigable Waterways: The Optimal Placement of Environmental Monitoring Stations

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dc.contributor.advisor Curtin, Kevin M
dc.contributor.author Mackessy-Lloyd, Trevor
dc.creator Mackessy-Lloyd, Trevor
dc.date 2017-05-04
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-21T20:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-21T20:25:40Z
dc.identifier doi:10.13021/G8D68F
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/10882
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a method for optimally placing environmental monitoring stations to maximize coverage of areas that enhance the safety of commercial marine navigation. This method is based on traditional maximal covering formulations, incorporating marine traffic volume data derived from Automatic Identification System (AIS) broadcast data to prioritize high volume areas. This research shows that operations research techniques can be used as the basis for designing navigation support networks, highlighting the synergy found between coastal oceanography, geographic information science and optimization modeling. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject operations research en_US
dc.subject navigation safety en_US
dc.subject covering models en_US
dc.subject linear programming en_US
dc.subject regional infrastructure en_US
dc.subject earth observing systems en_US
dc.title Optimizing the Coverage of Navigable Waterways: The Optimal Placement of Environmental Monitoring Stations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Geography and Geoinformation Science en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Geography and Geoinformation Science en_US
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en_US


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