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Development strategy Rotterdam The Hague Emergency Airport


The number of disasters and emergency situations, such as earthquakes and floods, is growing. The Netherlands has specific knowledge on rescue, relief and resilience in crisis situations. Areas with specific expertise are for example water management, logistics, food security, cyber security and health care. Rotterdam - The Hague airport is strategically located in the Metropolitan area, close to government and knowledge institutions and NGO's who are specialized in rescue, relief and resilience. The concept of Rotterdam The Hague Emergency Airport (RHEA) has been developed to be able to deliver fast emergency services in crisis situations. The concept involves the development of the required physical services at the airport as well as a network of partners for sharing knowledge and developing new rescue and relief services. StigΔ is involved on behalf of the municipality of Rotterdam to draft the development strategy and to interest rescue and relief partners to cooperate in this initiative.