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Special Interest Group 2 (Ports and Maritime) of the World Conference on Transport Research Society

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    Eventtype: Conference/Workshop
    Period: 2009-05-07 - 2009-05-08

    SIG-2 was established in 1989 at the Yokohama WCTR. Since then, the SIG had a most distinct presence in all WCTRS conferences. SIG-2 is dedicated to create a network of people involved in maritime and port activities, including academic and industry researchers, policy makers and operators.

    Its targets are the following:

    • Promote the exchange of ideas, methodologies, and results of maritime and port research through conferences, symposia, and regional meetings;
    • Promote healthy interaction among academics, government and private sector researchers, industry executives, and policymakers on important policy, strategy, operations, and technology issues affecting maritime transport and ports;
    • Organize and coordinate maritime and port sessions at the WCTRS conferences;
    • Develop maritime and port research capabilities for projects of international scale requiring multidisciplinary cooperation;
    • Establish good practice in the evaluation of policy instruments;

    In the Antwerp conference of 1998, SIG-2 had the largest single presence, with about 60 papers distributed in 14 sessions throughout the week. People joining the SIG-2 activities of the WCTRS have developed over the years strong research links. After a period of limited activity, the Council of the WCTRS decided to re-activate SIG-2.

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