My current challenge: Chair, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assessment of the effectiveness of the U.S. Coast Guard’s oversight of recognized organizations (ROs) and its impact on compliance and on the safety of vessels inspected by such organizations. For more information, click here.
Just published: TR News July/August issue (number 334) “Innovations on the Horizon: Research Needs for the Marine Transportation System of the Future”. I served as author liasion and Steering Committee chair, ensuring that these topics of importance were delivered to industry and scholars in a timely way.
Now Available: Brooks, Mary R. and Geraldine Knatz (2021). Seaports. In International Encyclopaedia of Transportation, Roger Vickerman(eds). Vol. 3, pp. 299-304. UK: Elsevier Ltd.
Conference Presentation May 18. Mary R. Brooks, Geraldine Knatz, Athanasios A. Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier (2021), Visibility in Canadian Port Governance Transparency: What Do Stakeholders Expect? Proceedings of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, May 17-18, Fredericton, NB. For a copy of the paper or the slides visit the Speeches and Webinars tab.
Out in hard copy. James D. Frost and Mary R. Brooks (2020). Seeking Economic and Social Success with Sustainable Urban Ferry Services, in Handbook of Public Transport, Eds: Corinne Mulley, Stephen Ison and John Nelson, Routledge. Chapter 16, 210-223. ISBN:9780367418724. Download the flyer with promotional pricing.
Appointment: Dr. Brooks is Chair of a study committee of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The study is conducting an assessment of the effectiveness of the U.S. Coast Guard’s oversight of recognized organizations (ROs) and its impact on compliance and on the safety of vessels inspected by such organizations.
Now Released (OPEN ACCESS): Mary R. Brooks, Geraldine Knatz, Athanasios A. Pallis and Gordon Wilmsmeier (2020). Transparency in Governance: Seaport Practices. This research is timely given Canada’s Port Modernization Review.
Honoured by NASEM, February 2020. Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine has named Mary R. Brooks as a National Associate. The National Associates program recognizes exceptional pro bono service to National Research Council activities and programs.
In 2018, Mary R. Brooks was recognized for her lifetime contribution to the field with the Onassis Prize in Shipping.