PHOTOS from Visit to Coast Guard in Philadelphia, June 2006
The DIMACS project team visited the Coast Guard Delaware Bay Sector Headquarters in Philadelphia on June 19, 2006, at the invitation of the Captain of Port. The group received briefings on port security problems and took a tour of the Port of Philadelphia on a Coast Guard vessel. The tour included a container port, hazardous LNG and butane facilities along the waterfront, a view of Port infrastructure, and an introduction to port security issues. Areas for future collaboration between the DIMACS team and the Coast Guard were identified.LPS has co-hosted a November 13-14, 2006 visit by Richard Hoshino of the
Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) in which he delivered a talk on
mathematical techniques that the CBSA applies in container inspection, and
subsequent discussions identified numerous areas for future interaction.
The LPS team visited the Port of Elizabeth, NJ on December 6, 2006, and was
escorted by a Customs and Border Protection team for a behind the scenes
visit to the container terminal. This included visits to the Maher and Port
Newark Container Terminals and provided a first-hand view of the mobile
VACIS machines that are used to test cargo for contraband and weapons.
JOINT SEMINAR: Maritime Sexurity: A Complex Problem by Bethann Rooney, Manager, Port Security Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Date: February 20, 2007: 5:00 - 6:00 pm (Social at 4:30 pm)
Place: Core Lecture Hall, Busch Campus
Hosts: DIMACS-CAIT Laboratory for Port Security; Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering; and Rutgers Homeland Security Center for Dynamic Data Analysis (DyDAn)
Abstract: This presentation will provide an overview of the maritime security arena, its various components, the numerous organizations that play a part and the challenges that we face in balancing trade and security. To understand the threats to the maritime industry we explore maritime security before 9/11, what we have accomplished in the past five years and what we still need to do, including national policy, technology deployment and leadership.