Realisation of the means of communication in Caribbean Netherlands

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Realisation of the means of communication in Caribbean Netherlands

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Summary

This report is the outcome of a research that looks into the technical and operational possibilities for improvement of communication and information exchange between civilians, first responders, local authorities and administration of the Caribbean Netherlands.
The focus of this report is primarily on the use and effectiveness of available means of communication, such as emergency numbers, mobile phones and land phones, portable radio-telephones, VHF maritime radio-telephone, satellite phone, television, radio and social media. These are used for:
a. The operational communication and information-exchange by and between first responders and local authorities under regular conditions, and in emergency, disaster or crisis situations, on the basis of 24/7 availability;
b. The communication- and information exchange between the administrations of the Caribbean Netherlands and European Netherlands under regular conditions and in emergency, disaster or crisis situations;
c. The emergency communication from civilians to the first responders under regular conditions and in emergency, disaster or crisis situations;
d. The public warning system and means to alert the population in case of emergency, disaster or crisis situations.

Crisis is defined as "a situation in which a vital interest of the society is at stake or at risk" (Veiligheidswet BES, 2010, article 1).

Publication data

Author(s):
Molen, I. van der (ed.), Berendsen, J., Gerardts, R., Haverkort, B., Meijerink, B., Misana-Ter Huurne, E., Rojer, G., Schoop, R., Torenvlied, R.
Organization(s):
University of Twente - Centre for Risk management, Safety and Security, Universiteit van CuraƧao, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, WODC
Place of publication:
Enschede
Publisher:
University of Twente - Centre for Risk management, Safety and Security
Year of publication:
2017

Order information

Address:
Universiteit Twente - Kenniscentrum risicomanagement en veiligheid
Contact:
I. van der Molen
Phone:
053-4893542
E-mailaddress:
p.vandermolen@utwente.nl