New MIMIC publication: Proactive approach for maritime safety policy making

As a product of MIMIC project and KMRA co-operation, a group of researchers propose a proactive approach for maritime safety policy making.

A regional approach that sees maritime safety as a holistic system, and manages it by combining a scientific risk assessment with stakeholder input to identify risks and risk control options, and to evaluate risks is proposed. A regional risk governance framework can improve safety by focusing on actual regional risks, designing tailor-made safety measures to control them, enhancing a positive safety culture in the shipping industry, and by increasing trust among all involved.

This open access paper can be downloaded from the link below:

Haapasaari, P., Helle, I., Lehikoinen, A., Lappalainen, J. & Kuikka, S. 2015: A proactive approach for maritime safety policy making for the Gulf of Finland: Seeking best practices. Marine Policy 60:107-118.