The main research question of this project is:
How should we able to engineer resilience into maritime logistics chains, meeting the risk and vulnerability taxonomies of the context, and finally be able to analyse and manage the vulnerability and risk scenarios in a proactive manner?
Thereby meeting three additional research questions:
Being able to answer ‘yes’ to this set of questions would mean that we are able to design, develop and operate maritime logistics chains that possess resilient capacities and capabilities. If the answer is negative there is a serious gap in the knowledge needed to be able to exploit the new opportunity space this development generates without an equivalent increase in the risk and vulnerability space.