The climate change and the unexpected weather pose great challenges to the shipping sector; Waterborne transport infrastructure will need to adapt and become more resilient to changes in the frequency and magnitude of extreme weather events.

The survey aims to get a better insight into the consequences and the costs that arise after accidents from extreme weather. The survey aspires to gather information from port operators around the globe, in order to improve the insight the shipping industry has on the consequences and costs of extreme meteorological and/or oceanographic events.


In addition, it includes questions on port or waterway closures, delays and downtime, and on clean up, maintenance, damage repair and other measures, and focuses also on the role of warning systems.

IMarEST informs that the questions in the survey are generic, both to make it easy to complete the survey and to maintain confidentiality.

The data collected will be held by the International Association of Ports and Harbors on behalf of the Navigating a Changing Climate partner associations.

The results will be used in the navigation infrastructure sector and will be helpful to seaports and inland ports.

Concluding, to conduct the survey click here.