Utilizing the Environmental and Vessel Factors to Assess the Risk of Non-Indigenous Species Introduced by Ships' Ballast Water

Ta Kang Liu, Yung Sheng Chen, Ping Hsuan Su

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Abstract

Non-indigenous aquatic species (NIAS) are those that can be introduced outside of their natural range or dispersal potential through intentional or unintentional introduction resulting from human activities. NIAS may be brought into another country during shipping by becoming attached to the ship hull or in the ballast water. Ballast water serves as a carrier for the introduction of NIAS and is associated with at least one third of the world's hundreds of marine biological invasions. In this study, the environmental similarity and the characteristics of vessel was used to establish a two-stage risk assessment for the incoming vessels to the port of Kaohsiung. The priority for PSC inspection can be established for better ballast water management.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2019 - Marseille, OCEANS Marseille 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728114507
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun
Event2019 OCEANS - Marseille, OCEANS Marseille 2019 - Marseille, France
Duration: 2019 Jun 172019 Jun 20

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2019 - Marseille, OCEANS Marseille 2019
Volume2019-June

Conference

Conference2019 OCEANS - Marseille, OCEANS Marseille 2019
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityMarseille
Period19-06-1719-06-20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Instrumentation

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