Рабочая группа по предупреждению, готовности и ликвидации чрезвычайных ситуаций

The Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group is mandated to contribute to the prevention, preparedness and response to environmental and other emergencies, accidents and search and rescue (SAR). While not an operational response organization, EPPR conducts projects to address gaps, prepare strategies, share information, collect data, and collaborate with relevant partners on capabilities and research needs that exist in the Arctic.

Quick Facts

Primary Focus:
Contributing to the prevention, preparedness and response to environmental and other emergencies, accidents and to search and rescue

Establishment:
1991

Chairmanship:
Kingdom of Denmark

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The Arctic is an environmentally sensitive area with an extreme climate characterized by low temperatures, winter-time darkness, snow, ice and permafrost. Harsh conditions and the sparse and limited amount of infrastructure in much of the Arctic increase risks and impacts and hinder response activities. Actions for prevention, preparedness and response must be carefully pre-planned and adapted to the conditions and remoteness of the Arctic to maximize the use of available resources. Accordingly, international cooperation in this area is of vital importance.

EPPR meets twice a year to discuss priorities and projects identified in the work plan. EPPR Chairmanship rotates between the Arctic States every two years.

2019-2021 Work Plan Snapshot

EPPR implements and develops project proposals within its mandate for approval as Arctic Council projects, recognizing the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples and all Arctic inhabitants.

Expert Groups

Three Expert Groups are active and working to develop practical actions to improve preparedness and response to environmental and other emergencies:

Main tasks

  • Developing guidance and risk assessment methodologies
  • Exchanging information and best practices regarding prevention, preparedness and response to accidents and threats from unintentional releases of pollutants and radionuclides, and to natural disasters
  • Coordinating response exercises and training
  • Maintaining the operational guidelines for two of the legally binding agreements negotiated under the auspices of the Arctic Council, agreements on Search and Rescue (SAR) and Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response (MOSPA).
Jens Peter Holst-Andersen
Jens Peter Holst-Andersen
Chair

Kathy Nghiem

Vice-chair

Ole Kristian Bjerkemo

EPPR Vice-Chair
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Nina Ågren

Acting Executive Secretary
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  • Insight on the importance of #response plan and the role of reponse exercises on the fourth part of EPPR Prevention, Preparedness and Response for Small Communities project videos. Find all these short informative animations on vimeo.com/eppr https://t.co/3V9dnOnaPt March 26 1:01 pm

EPPR News

For the Arctic, from home: Arctic cooperation amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

Editorial by Einar Gunnarsson, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials
26 Mar 2020
Lavvuu in Kautokeino, Norway

Coronavirus in the Arctic: We have no one to lose

Interview with Christina Henriksen, the President of the Saami Council
25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus in the Arctic: It is imperative to keep the virus out

An interview with epidemiologist Dr. Anders Koch
24 Mar 2020
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События

May
18 May-22 May 2020
EPPR Working Group meeting Torshavn, Faroe Islands
June
24 Jun-25 Jun 2020
SAO Executive Meeting (TBC) Akureyri, Iceland
October
28 Oct 2020
SAO Executive Meeting (TBC) Egilsstaðir, Iceland
29 Oct-30 Oct 2020
SAO Plenary Meeting (TBC) Egilsstaðir, Iceland

2021

March
09 Mar 2021
SAO Executive Meeting Akureyri, Iceland
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Latest EPPR publications

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