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A tactical decision algorithm for the optimal dispatching of oil spill cleanup equipment

Harilaos Psaraftis, Babis O. Ziogas
1985
17 pp.
MITSG 86-8JR

An optimization procedure is developed for assisting decision-makers in the allocation of resources for cleaning up a specific oil spill. The objective function is to minimize a weighted combination of spill-specific response and damage costs. Inputs include information about the outflow of oil, availability and performance of spill cleanup equipment, as well as costs of equipment transported and on-scene operation. Although this algorithm is approximate, under prescribed conditions it produces optimal solutions.

type: Technical reports

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