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News: Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response

EPPR table-top exercise on oil spill response in the Arctic

A table-top exercise of the 2013 Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic will be run in Oulu, Finland, on 7 March 2018. T...
05 Mar 2018

Interview: Jens Peter Holst-Andersen, Chair of EPPR

"Basically, EPPR works on saving lives and protecting the environment. Both subjects should inspire everyone."
14 Aug 2017

Wrap-up: EPPR meetings in Montreal

“We covered so much ground here, and it was great to sense so much progress being made in these important areas." - EPPR Chair Amy Merten
21 Jul 2016

Ratification completed for agreement on oil pollution preparedness and response

Although workshops and exercises have been conducted under the “Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic” since 2014, the ...
06 Jun 2016

EPPR (Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response) meets in Reykjavik

Working Group EPPR met to discuss the group’s work on issues critical in the Arctic such as search-and-rescue (SAR) and preparedness and response to marine oil spills.
16 Dec 2015

Workshop: Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response

Representatives from the Arctic Council participated in an EPPR MOSPA exercise workshop held September 15-17, 2015 at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. T...
30 Sep 2015

Interview with Amy Merten, EPPR Working Group Chair

Read an interview with Amy Merten, Ph.D., the new chair of EPPR, the Arctic Council's working group on emergency prevention, preparedness and response…
16 Jun 2015

Responsible Economic and Resource Development in the Arctic

It is recognized that the economic potential of the Arctic is enormous, and its sustainable development is key to the region's resilience and prosperity...
17 Apr 2015

Arctic Council recognized by Baltic Sea navies

The Arctic Council has been recognized for its “continuous commitment [to] the development and environmental protection of the Arctic” by the Sea Surveillance Co-operatio...
07 Mar 2014

EPPR: Understanding Risk to the Arctic Environment

The Arctic is changing rapidly. As it does, it may offer more access to new visitors and new residents arriving from the South.
19 Nov 2013

EPPR Workshop Observing an Oil Spill Response Exercise in Kirkenes

The increased focus on potential exploration of Arctic offshore oil and gas and shipping this summer is made evident by a busy month of June for the Emergency Prevention ...
15 Jun 2012

Arctic Frontiers a useful resource for the working groups

The sixth annual Arctic Frontiers conference was held January 22-27 in Tromsø, Norway. This year's theme was Energies of the High North and the title of the conference wa...
29 Jan 2012

EPPR Meets in Canada's Yukon Territory

Canada hosted the meeting of the Emergency, Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group of the Arctic Council in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory which took pla...
23 Jun 2011
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