The following links provide additional information related to emergency prevention, preparedness and response in the Arctic. This page is under construction; please provide any comments or suggestions to the EPPR Secretariat.
Working Group Member Organizations
The Norwegian Coastal Administration – NCA
NNSA’s Office of International Emergency Management and Cooperation
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Danish Defence Command
Ministry of Interior Finland
The Environment Agency of Iceland
EMERCOM of Russia
Swedish Coast Guard
Sites With Information Directly Related to Arctic Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response:
Council of Baltic Sea States:
- Working Group on Nuclear and Radiation Safety
- Baltic Sea Region Border Control Cooperation
- European Commission ‘Community Information System’
- Global Marine Oil Pollution Information Gateway – Arctic Region
- HELCOM Response Group
- HELCOM Maritime Group
- International Association of Oil and Gas Producers
- International Atomic Energy Agency – Emergency Preparedness and Response
- International Maritime Organization
- International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP) – 1993 – 1999
- International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association – Oil Spill Preparedness and Response
- Northern Forum – Emergency Response
- Responsible Care program of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)
- United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – Offshore Oil and Gas Environment Forum
Arctic Council/Other Arctic Council Working Groups and Initiatives
Arctic Council – Other Working Groups, Programs and Action Plans
- Arctic Contaminants Action Program (ACAP)
- Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP) Working Group
- Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Working Group
- Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment (PAME) Working Group
- Sustainable Development Working Group (SDWG)
- Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA)
Related Organizations and Programs
Responsible Care program of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA)
Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s global voluntary initiative under which companies, through their national associations, work together to continuously improve their health, safety and environmental performance, and to communicate with stakeholders about their products and processes.
Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER)
What is the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System?
The Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, is a computer-based voluntary global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea.
There are over 19,000 vessels enrolled in the Amver network representing many countries. On any given day there are over 3,700 vessels available to divert and assist in a distress situation.
Amver was established in 1958.