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MarTREC conducts research in three areas:

Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Management

MarTREC research in Maritime and Multimodal Logistics Management will advance current understanding and facilitate improved operations within the nation’s multimodal supply chain networks. Advancements in the knowledge surrounding modal shift opportunities, resource allocation, facility location, vulnerability assessment, and real-time decision making in multimodal supply chain management will be disseminated to practitioner and academic transportation communities. 

Maritime and Multimodal Infrastructure Preservation

MarTREC’s research on Maritime and Multimodal Infrastructure Preservation will advance state-of-the-art resilient multimodal transportation infrastructure preservation, repair, design, and construction. Enhanced monitoring system architectures, components, sensors, and the associated capabilities of each will be disseminated to practitioner and academic transportation communities to help with the goal of technology transfer. In addition, advanced material design specifications and procedures and analytical and information technologies relevant to infrastructure health monitoring will be developed and disseminated.

Disaster Response and Transportation Planning for Coastal and River Valley Communities

MarTREC’s research conducted in Disaster Response and Transportation Planning for Coastal and River Valley Communities will enable the resilience, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of multimodal transportation systems during disaster response or other major events. Advancements in the knowledge surrounding system resilience, evacuation, emergency logistics, and contingency transportation solutions will be advanced and disseminated to practitioner and academic transportation communities.