NL ARMS 2018 - Coastal Border Control: From Data and Tasks to Deployment and Law Enforcement
Series: NL ARMS Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies

August 2018 Editor: H. Monsuur , Professor of Military Operations Research, Netherlands Defence Academy
Editor: J.M. Jansen , Associate Professor of Operational ICT, Netherlands Defence Academy
Editor: F.J. Marchal , Lecturer of International/Military Law, Netherlands Defence Academy



  • Published: August 2018
  • Pages: xiii+269 pp., 60 ill. (46 b&w + 14 fc)
  • Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
  • Distributor: Springer

With a foreword by Capt. (N) Msc. R.J. Blok, Director—Netherlands Coast Guard, Den Helder, The Netherlands

This book provides a comprehensive study of border control: from data analysis and information warfare, frameworks for command and control, and game-theoretic risk management, up to the (optimal) deployment of law enforcement missions.

Innovative about this book is that it approaches the subject from several angles, aiming to connect theory and practice of law enforcement missions with risk management and/or quantitative modelling. Some chapters focus on legal challenges and information warfare, while others provide quantitative modelling of military asset deployment in the area of interest, or show the benefits of cooperative wireless sensor networks for border control. A case study of the Dutch Border Security Team supplements the theory.

The publication is ideally suited for reference use by students, academicians, researchers and professionals in the field of border control and related areas.

H. Monsuur is Professor of Military Operations Research, J.M. Jansen is Associate Professor of Operational ICT, and F.J. Marchal is Lecturer of International/Military Law at the Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defence Academy in Den Helder, The Netherlands

Specific to this volume in the Series:

  • A comprehensive study of border control
  • Connecting theory and practice of maritime law enforcement with quantitative risk management
  • A case study of the Dutch Border Security Team illustrates the theory put into practice