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Sabine Knapp


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Personal Data

Full name: Sabine Knapp
Affiliation: Econometric Institute, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Address 1: P.O. Box 1738, 3000 DR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Research Gate: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sabine_Knapp
LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/sabineknapp
Email: knapp@ese.eur.nl

Research

Master thesis (2004): Analysis of the Maritime Safety Regime - Risk Improvement Possibilities for the Target Factor (Paris MoU). This thesis was presented to the advisory board of the Paris MoU (Paris Memorandum of Understanding) including representatives from the EU Commission and EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency).

PhD thesis (2006): The Econometrics of Maritime Safety - Recommendations to Enhance Safety at Sea. The thesis can be found in the electronic depositary of the library under the following address: http://hdl.handle.net/1765/7913. An abstract of the thesis was submitted to the flag state sub-committee meeting (FSI 15) at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) by two member states (New Zealand and Australia).

 

 

Working papers of the Econometric Institute and ERIM:

2006-14: The Global view on Port State Control
2006-30: Analysis of the Maritime Inspection Regimes - Are ships over-inspected?
2006-31: The Overall View of the Effect of Inspections and Evaluation of the Target Factor to target substandard vessels
2006-32: Effect and Improvement Areas for Port State Control Inspections to Decrease the Probability of Casualty

2007-19: Comprehensive Review of the Maritime Safety Regimes - Present Status and Recommendations on improvement

2007-32: Visualization of Differences across Port State Control Regimes by means of Correspondence Analysis

2007-52: The Ship Recycling Conundrum - An Econometric Analysis of Market Dynamics and Market Trends

2008-02: Econometric Analysis of Ship Life Cycles - Are ship safety inspections effective?

2009-03: Does ratification matter and do major conventions shipping improve safety and decrease pollution in shipping?

2009-04: A method to measure flag performance for the shipping industry

2009-20: The effect of changes in wind strength and wave heights on the safety of vessels in shipping

2010-28: Estimated incident cost savings in shipping due to inspections

2010-33: Ship Inspection Strategies: Effects on maritime safety and environmental protection

2010-013 (ERIM): Visualization of ship risk profiles for the shipping industry

2011-23: Risk evaluation methods at individual ship and company level

2012-18: Dynamics in the dry bulk market: Economic activity, trade flows and safety in shipping

2013-11: An integrated risk estimation methodology: ship specific incident type risk

2013-16: Ship incident risk in the areas of Tubbataha and Banc d'Arguin: A case for designation as Particular Sensitive Sea Area?

2014-12: Ji X, Brinkhuis J, Knapp S, A method to measure enforcement effort in shipping with imcomplete information
2014-13: Carey JM, Knapp S, Irving P, Assessing ecological sensitivities of marine assets to oil spill by means of expert knowledge
2014-14: Van der Horn S, Knapp S, A multi-layered risk exposure asessment approach for the shipping industry
2014-15: Heij C, Knapp S, Effects of wind strength and wave height on ship incident risk: regional trends and seasonality

2016-25: Knapp S, Heij C,Evaluation of total risk exposure and insurance premiums in the maritime industry
2017-02: Knapp S, Vander Horn, A multi-layered risk estimation routine for strategic planning and operations for the maritime industry

2018-09: Heij C, Knapp S, Predictive Power of Inspection Outcomes for Future Shipping Accidents

2018-36: Heij C, Knapp S, Shipping Inspections, Detentions, and Incidents: An Empirical Analysis of Risk Dimensions
2019-21: Knapp S, Heij C, Improved strategies for the maritime industry to target vessels for inspections and to select inspection priority areas

 

 

Publications in Journals:

 

Knapp S, Franses PH, Econometric analysis on the effect of port state control inspections on the probability of casualty, Marine Policy 2007; 31 (4), pages 550-563, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2006.11.004


Knapp S, Franses PH, A global view on port state control - econometric analysis of the differences across port state control regimes, Maritime Policy and Management 2007, 34(5), pages 453-483, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03088830701585217


Knapp S, Franses PH, Econometric Analysis on the Effectiveness across Port State Control Regimes - What are the areas of improvement for inspections?, Ocean Economics Review of China 2007, Volume 1, Issue 1, pages 26-54

Knapp S, Franses PH, Econometric analysis to differentiate effects of various ship safety inspections, Marine Policy 2007, 32 (4) pages 653-662, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2007.11.006

 

Knapp S, Kumar S, Bobo-Remijn A, Econometric analysis of the ship demolition market, Marine Policy 2008, 32 (6), pages 1023-1036, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2008.02.004


Bijwaard G and Knapp S, Analysis of Ship Life Cycles – The Impact of Economic Cycles and Ship Inspections, Marine Policy 2009, 33(2) pages 350-369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2008.08.003


Knapp S, Van de Velden M, Visualization of Differences in treatment of safety inspections across Port State Control Regimes; a case for increased harmonization efforts, Transport Reviews, 2009, 29 (4), pages 499-514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01441640802573749

 

Knapp S, Franses PH, Does ratification matter and do major conventions improve safety and decrease pollution in shipping?, Marine Policy 2009, 33(5) pages 826-846, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2009.03.005


Knapp S, Franses PH, Comprehensive Review of the Maritime Safety Regimes - Present status and recommendations for improvements, Transport Reviews, 2009, 30 (2) pages 241-270, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01441640902985934

 

Perepelkin M, Knapp S, Perepelkin G and de Pooter M, A method to measure flag performance for the shipping industry, Marine Policy 2010, 34 (3) pages 395-405, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2009.09.002

 

Heij C, Bijwaard G and Knapp S, Ship Inspection Strategies: Effects on Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection, Transportation Research Part D 2011, 16, pages 42-48,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2010.07.006

 

Knapp S, Kumar S, Sakurada Y, Shen J, The effect of changes in wind strength and wave heights on the safety of vessels in shipping, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2011, 43, pages 1252–1266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.01.008

 

Knapp S, Bijwaard G and Heij C, Estimated Incident Cost Savings in Shipping Due to Inspections, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2011, 43, pages 1532-1539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.03.005

 

Knapp S, van de Velden M, Global ship risk profiles: safety and the marine environment, Transportation Research Part D, 2011,16, pages 595–603, http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.trd.2011.08.001

 

Heij C, Knapp S, Evaluation of safety and environmental risk at individual ship and company level, Transportation Research Part D, 2012, 17,pages 228–236, http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.trd.2010.07.006

 

Heij C, Knapp S, Dynamics in the dry bulk market: Economic activity, trade flows, and safety in shipping, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, 2013, Volume 48, pages 499-514
 

Heij C, Knapp S, Henderson R, Kleverlaan E, Ship incident risk around the heritage areas of Tubbataha and Banc d’Arguin,Transportation Research Part D 25 (2013) 77–83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2013.08.001

Heij C, Knapp S, Effects of wind strength and wave height on ship incident risk: regional trends and seasonality, Transportation Research Part D (2015), Volume 37, 29–39, http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.trd.2015.04.016

Vander Hoorn S, Knapp S, A multi-layered risk exposure assessment approach for the shipping industry, Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice (2015) Volume 78, 21–33, http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.tra.2015.04.032

Ji X, Brinkhuis J, Knapp S, A method to measure enforcement effort in shipping with incomplete information, Marine Policy 60 (2015), 162-170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2015.06.015

Knapp S, Heij C, Evaluation of total risk exposure and insurance premiums in the maritime industry, Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment (2017), Volume 54, 321–334, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2017.06.001

Heij, C, & Knapp, S, Predictive power of inspection outcomes for future shipping accidents – an empirical appraisal with special attention for human factor aspects, Maritime Policy and Management, Volume 45 Issue 5, 1–18, https://doi:10.1080/03088839.2018.1440441

Heij C, Knapp S (2019), Shipping Inspections, Detentions, and Incidents: An Empirical Analysis of Risk Dimensions, Maritime Policy and Management - in print

Vander Hoorn S, Knapp S (2019) Predicting traffic and risk exposure in the maritime industry, Safety 2019, 5(3), 42, https://doi.org/10.3390/safety5030042

 

Other Articles:

Lloyd's List, 13th October 2006: Opening a new chapter in maritime safety research

Tradewinds, : 13th October 2006: Data singles out problem tonnage

BIMCO Journal, Volume 101, Nr. 6, December 2006: The econometrics of maritime safety

Lloyd's List, 29th April 2008: Staying on the safe side

Lloyd's List, 19th May 2010: Study verifies value of ship vetting


Professional Affiliations:

The Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (MSSANZ)

Ocean Management Research Network, Canada

Associate Member (AssocRINA), Royal Institution of Naval Architects

 

Other Research Interests: Environmental Topics in Shipping, Marine Sciences, Maritime Law, Maritime Economics, Oceanography, Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)


Work Experience

1990 to 2002: I have worked at sea for about 10 years on various ships across the world. The most interesting vessel I have worked on is S.Y. Sea Cloud, a four-masted barque built in 1931 and still in operation today (www.seacloud.com). My last position in this industry was fleet auditor with Carlson Companies and in charge of six vessels and two offices. I also had the privilege to be part of the "new building" team for two new ships (Seven Seas Mariner and Seven Seas Voyager) in the ship yards (St. Nazaire and Genova). Here are some of the vessels I have sailed on: Picture Gallery

March 2005 to June 2006: Researcher, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

November 2006 to December 2007: Project Officer, Unit E, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

January 2008 to April 2008: Systems Development and Research Officer, RightShip

May 2008 to May 2010: Statistical Officer, Policy and Planning Unit, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

July 2010 to March 2015: Senior Scientific Advisor, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Since June 2015: Director and Founder, Seven Ocean Research  Pty Ltd (Australia)


Other Interests

Yoga, Piano, Sailing (Tall Ships), Deep Sea Exploration, Astrophysics, Geology and Palaeontology, Painting