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You are here : eLibrary : IAHR World Congress Proceedings : 32nd Congress - Venice (2007) : THEME D: Maritime and Coastal Research and Engineering : A demonstrator for management of the st. petersburg flood protection barrier
A demonstrator for management of the st. petersburg flood protection barrier
Author : Monique Villars, Herman Gerritsen, Karel Heynert, Ben Kleiss and Kees Koster
Russia is currently constructing a large offshore storm surge barrier in the Neva Bay to protect the City of St. Petersburg against inundation. With the construction well underway, attention needs to focus on the decision support system for opening and closure of the barrier, which to date has received little attention. With support of the Netherlands Water Partnership, the Dutch consortium of LogicaCMG Nederland and WL | Delft Hydraulics provide a head start in the form of the development of a ‘Demonstrator’ for an operational management system for the barrier. The approach emphasizes a structured “Chain of Operation for Barrier Management” where all aspects relevant for the Barrier Management are integrated. The key aspect of the present ‘Demonstrator’ is to show to both technicians and decision makers how highly complex operational management decisions can reliably be taken using real time data and forecast conditions, before a full system has been built. It so helps to create awareness among all the relevant Russian parties on the key issues that need to be addressed in actual barrier operation. As it can be viewed as a prototype, though with restricted functionality, it can assist the development process for a full-scale operational management system of the St. Petersburg Flood Protection Barrier. The Demonstrator project will need to be followed up by the development of the full operational system for the St. Petersburg Flood Protection Barrier, in cooperation with the Russian parties.
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Chapter : IAHR World Congress Proceedings
Category : 32nd Congress - Venice (2007)
Article : THEME D: Maritime and Coastal Research and Engineering
Date Published : 01/07/2007
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