Coastguard Netherlands takes the initiative for the exercise. Considering the scope and complexity of the exercise, preparations for LIVEX 2019 already started in late 2018. All parties involved were present for the first meeting. This meeting was held for the purpose of introductions and developing general guidelines. Since then, a project group convenes every month to determine the exercise frameworks and structure the exercise. Additionally, various working groups have been formed. Together they are setting up an exercise which is as realistic and challenging as possible.
SAR Training is supporting the organization of the exercise.