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UPDATE: Webinar on the Circumpolar Response Viability Analysis. Click here for meeting documents

Webinar & Registration

10 May 2016

09:00-11:00 Eastern Standard Time/ 15:00–17:00 Central Europe Summer Time

Please register for the WebEx by 8 May using this link: http://www.cvent.com/d/wfqf46.  WebEx access information will be sent to all participants.

Materials

The webinar will present the baseline systems and proposed limits described in the attached discussion document, “COSRVA Proposed Baseline Response Systems & Limits.” This is a draft document intended to elicit discussion and input.

Input from all interested parties can be provided on the webinar or until 17 May via an online form at: http://goo.gl/forms/2OGDAr9M0j

Summary Report from COSRV workshop

RVA Systems and Limits Discussion Paper

RSV Webinar Presentation

Next EPPR Meeting in Montreal, Canada, June 13-16, 2016

EPPR will be in Montreal the week of June 13-16, 2016 for a series of meetings.  On June 13, the 2nd table tap exercise of the MOSPA Agreement will take place. On June 14th, a workshop on the Development of International Standards and Application for the Prevention of Oil Spills from Offshore Oil in the Arctic will take place, followed by a meeting of the EPPR Search and Rescue Expert Group.  The EPPR Working Group Meeting will take place on June 15-16, 2016.

Two Page Chair Report from EPPR meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland

EPPR held its second meeting of 2015 in Reykjavik, Iceland.  50 participants attended representing all eight AC countries, one Permanent Participant (AIA), two observer states (Singapore and South Korea), two observer organizations (WWF and UArctic), 2 Working Groups (CAFF and PAME), and 2 invited guests from the University of Akureyri.
The meeting focused on follow-up activities from the last EPPR meeting in Svalbard. Project updates and project proposals were discussed. On December 1, two break-out sessions were held, one with the Exercise Design Team (EDT) on the MOSPA exercise planned for mid-2016, and a second on Search and Rescue (SAR).

2 Page Chair Report from EPPR II, Reykjavik (December 2015)

Two Page Chairs Report from EPPR meeting in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

EPPR held its first meeting under the US Chairmanship in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway. 43 participants attended representing all eight AC countries, one Permanent Participant (AIA), two observer states (Singapore and South Korea) and 3 three observer organizations (WWF, CCU and UNECE).

The meeting focused on follow-up activities from the last EPPR meeting in Seattle and the Ministerial meeting in Iqaluit. Project updates and project proposals were discussed. Member States provided country updates on search and rescue (SAR) and other EPPR relevant activities.

EPPR_I_2015_Svalbard_2_Page_Chair_Summary

 

Next EPPR Working Group Meeting: Reykjavic, Iceland, December 2015

The next EPPR Working Group meeting will be held in Reykjavic, Iceland in early December 2015.  Further details will be posted as they become available.

Next EPPR Working Group Meeting: Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, May 26-28, 2015

The next EPPR Working  Group meeting will be held in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway, 26-28 May, 2015. Please refer to the last meeting report for background on the work of the group; please see the Report tab.

An agenda and other documents will be provided to participants via the password area of the website.  Please register through your country head of delegation.

38th AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response – June 2-4, 2015

The AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response is an international forum on preventing, assessing, containing, and cleaning up spills of hazardous materials in every type of environment. It also deals with solutions for remediating and rehabilitating contaminated sites.

The annual AMOP Technical Seminar on Environmental Contamination and Response is organized and sponsored by the Emergencies Science and Technology Section (ESTS) of Environment Canada.

The conference will be held June 2-4, 2015 at the Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

For more information, please visit: http://ec.gc.ca/amop/

“Security Issues in Implementation of Economic and Infrastructural Projects in the Arctic” in Salekhard August 18-20, 2015

Emercom of Russia will host an international scientific – practical conference titled “Security Issues in Implementation of Economic and Infrastructural Projects in the Arctic” in Salekhard August 18-20, 2015.
This district is currently implementing large investment projects of global importance, including the modern production of liquefied natural gas on the Yamal Peninsula under the project “Yamal LNG” and the construction of Sabetta port.

The  Conference is part of the EPPR “Arctic rescue”  project led by the Russian Federation.

Participation is expected from high level legislative representative, Russian State government bodies, Ministries, state-private companies, scientific community, local government bodies, and search and rescue detachments.

Delegates to the conference will discuss a wide range of issues concerning comprehensive security in the Arctic, including the work of rescue forces in the North and fire protection in oil and gas industry.

Please send your applications, questions or concerns to the Conference Secretariat: emercom-t@yandex.ru
Contact person: Tatiana Naumova

Barents Rescue Exercise 2015: September 30 – October 1

The Finnish Ministry of the Interior will host a multi-sectoral Barents Rescue 2015 Exercise in Kittilä, Finland.

The objective of the exercise is multi-sectoral co-operation in the field of emergency prevention, preparedness and response between the four countries of the Barents region: Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden. The co-operation and the bi-annual exercise are based on the Barents Agreement on Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response in the Euro-Arctic Region between these four countries.

In the scenario, extreme weather conditions have caused severe shortcomings to the infrastructure with fatal consequences, a fire in the mine and a road accident involving a HAZMAT truck and a tourist bus.

Alarming procedures, communication and border crossing in the Barents area as well as the national Host Nation Support arrangements will be exercised during these two days.

Seminars and an exhibition will be included in the exercise programme.

Ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council – Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from April 24-25, 2015

The ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council will take place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from April 24-25, 2015. This meeting will mark the end of Canada’s Arctic Council Chairmanship (2013-2015) and the start of the US Chairmanship (2015 – 2017). Visit the Arctic Council Ministerial webpage for more information.