Proceedings of the

The 33rd European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2023)
3 – 8 September 2023, Southampton, UK

Agent-Based Modelling and Analysis of Search and Rescue (SAR) Operations in the Barents Sea

Behrooz Ashrafi1,a, Gibeom Kim2,e, Sushmit Dhar1,b, Sejin Baek2,f, Masoud Naseri1,c, Javad Barabady1,d and Gyunyoung Heo3

1Department of Technology and Safety, UiT, The Arctic University of Norway, Norway.

2Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, South Korea.

3Department of Nuclear Engineering, Kyoung Hee University, South Korea.


Despite the significant increase in maritime activities in recent years in the Barents Sea, maritime search and rescue (SAR) modelling and simulation in the Arctic waters, including in the Barents Sea is a relatively less researched area. The present study proposes an agent-based modelling framework, which models and simulates different SAR scenarios and evaluates the performance of the SAR system under various operating conditions, while considering the dynamicity and uncertainties of the weather and sea conditions.

Keywords: Agent based modelling, Arctic offshore, Search and rescue operations, Barents sea.

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