Variations in Maritime Emergency Response Between Developed and Developing Countries

Emergency response to maritime natural disasters vary according to the developmental level of the affected country. The actors found in an emergency maritime natural response are civilians, local, national and international responders. Civilian response consists of people in the affected zones as well as the surrounding areas who are usually the first responders on the scene. Local responders are the police forces and firefighters of the local area. The national response is the domestic government, as well as the military and response networks such as FEMA in the US. International responders include foreign governments, international actors and NGOs.

GMA 400L - Senior Seminar Research Lab