Operational Resilience Analysis and Capacity Building in the US Virgin Islands
Sponsor: Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Project Abstract: This project builds on preliminary work to provide modeling, analysis, and subject matter expertise to the Infrastructure Systems (IS) Recovery Support Function (RSF) and the Community Planning and Capacity Building RSF following Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria in the territory of the US Virgin Islands. Specifically, this project proposes (1) ongoing modeling and analysis of interdependent infrastructure systems within the territory, with emphasis on assessing and improving their operational resilience; (2) support for the development of a next-generation hazard mitigation and resilience plan in the territory; and (3) capacity building efforts via the development of an education and training pipeline for knowledgeable professionals who understand and think about hazard mitigation and operational resilience of the USVI in everything they do. This project explicitly supports several other complementary efforts, particularly those hosted at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Team Members: (as of August 2019)
Technical Reports, Theses, Articles and Other Written Products:
- Alderson DL, Bunn BB, Eisenberg DA, Howard AH, Nussbaum DE, Templeton JC, Interdependent Infrastructure Resilience in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Preliminary Assessment, Technical Report NPS-OR-18-005, NPS, December 2018.
- Bunn BB, 2018, An Operational Model of Interdependent Water and Power Distribution Infrastructure Systems, M.S. Thesis in Operations Research, NPS, Monterey, CA, September.
- Good, JE, 2019, An Operational Model of the Critical Supply Chain for the U.S. Virgin Islands, M.S. Thesis in Operations Research, NPS, September.
- Interactive Map of Traffic Flows on STX: link
- Wille, D, 2019, "Simulation Optimization for Operational Resilience of Interdependent Water-Power Systems in the US Virgin Islands," M.S. Thesis in Operations Research, NPS, December (expected).
- Thesis Summary: link
- Interactive Map of Optimal Load Shed with Constrained Power Generation on STX: link
- Interactive Map of Water Pressure and Flow Rate on STX: link
- Interactive Map of Water Service Availability on STX: link
- Interactive Map of Hurricane Impacts on Power Availability on STX: link/li>
- Alderson DL, Eisenberg DA, Good JE, Wille D, Case Studies of Infrastructure Resilience in the VI, 2019 Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Workshop, St. Thomas, USVI; 12-13 September 2019.
- Eisenberg DA, Resilient Islands and Installations: Interdependent Infrastructure in the US Virgin Islands, Presentation at the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) 87th Symposium, US Air Force Academy, 17-20 June 2019.
- Good J, An Operational Model of the Critical Supply Chain for the US Virgin Islands, Presentation at the Military Operations Research Society (MORS) 87th Symposium, US Air Force Academy, 17-20 June 2019.
- Eisenberg DA, Operational Resilience of Water and Power Systems in the US Virgin Islands, Presentation at the 2018 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, 3-6 November 2018.
- Alderson DL, Operational Resilience Analysis and Capacity Building in the US Virgin Islands, Workshop: Fundamentals of Microgrid Analysis and Design Sandia National Laboratories & University of the Virgin Islands STX Campus (24 Oct 2018) & STT Campus (26 Oct 2018).
- Alderson DL, Assessing and Improving Operational Resilience, Presentation at the 2018 Hazard Mitigation and Resilience Workshop, University of the Virgin Islands, STT Campus, 14-15 June 2018.
- Jack Templeton
- LCDR Brendan Bunn, USN
- LCDR Jeff Good, USN