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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
Environment Finland
The Environment Agency of Iceland
EMERCOM of Russia
Swedish Coast Guard

Sites With Information Directly Related to Arctic Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response:

Barents Euro-Arctic Council – Working Group on Emergency and Rescue Services Co-operation (WG ERS)

Council of Baltic Sea States:

Helsinki Commission (HELCOM; Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission)

Arctic Council/Other Arctic Council Working Groups and Initiatives

Arctic Council – Other Working Groups, Programs and Action Plans


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.