EPPR updates

Save The Date: Arctic Emergency Management Conference

The first-of-its-kind Arctic Emergency Management Conference will take place in Bodø, Norway from 18-20 March 2025
28 May 2024

Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic Notification Exercise and Appendix IV Operational Guidelines update 2023

The aim of 2024 exercise of the Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Pollution, Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA) was to strengthen cooperation, coordination,...
15 May 2024

New Educational Video Launched to Help Arctic Communities Respond to Oil Spills

The video, developed by Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (EPPR), is the third and final in a series devoted to oil spill preparedness and res...
15 Mar 2024

Interview with Ole Kristian Bjerkemo, EPPR Chair

Ole Kristian Bjerkemo may be the newest Chair of the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response Working Group (EPPR), but EPPR is no stranger to him. Ole Kristian ha...
15 Feb 2024

Safe Arctic - Inter-Agency Experimental Research Exercise in the Arctic Zone of the Russian Federation

Russian Federation held a series of exercises and events 7-8 September 2021 throughout its Arctic zone as a part of the Russian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and EPP...
22 Sep 2021

EPPR Ministerial Deliverables for the Arctic Council Reykjavik 2021 Ministerial Meeting

EPPR prepared and finalized eight deliverables for the Ministerial meeting of the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, which took place 20 May 2021 in Reykjavik.
20 May 2021

EPPR and Arctic Coast Guard Forum Hold Joint Exercise to Improve Arctic Maritime Emergency Response

The online Arctic Guardian 2021 exercise will enhance circumpolar collaboration in the event of a marine search and rescue or oil spill incident in the Arctic
12 Apr 2021

EPPR conducted a Joint Table-Top Exercise together with the Arctic Coast Guard Forum

EPPR and Arctic Coast Guard Forum are working together to make the Arctic a safer place through coordinated emergency preparedness. The Arctic Guardian Table-Top Exercise...
09 Dec 2020

EPPR launches the second video of the Prevention, Preparedness and Response in Small Communities project

The video creates awareness on impacts and risks of oil spills and challenges they may create in small communities
01 Dec 2020

As millions of acres burn in the Arctic, creating a common language around wildfire management is key

Record-setting wildfire seasons are becoming a new normal in the Arctic. While uncontrolled wildfires are devastating, could fire also be a tool for biodiversity and miti...
07 Sep 2020

Using data to improve oil spill response in the Arctic

The Arctic is undergoing rapid environmental and social changes. As human activity increases in the region, so does the risk of oil spills.
25 Aug 2020

Two EPPR Webinars Coming Up Next Week

EPPR is hosting webinars on COSRVA and Arctic Marine Risk Assessment next week.
24 Apr 2020

Arctic Marine Risk Assessment Guideline Launched

The Guideline aims to improve safety of Arctic marine operations by incorporating Arctic-specific risk factors not covered by existing guidelines.
20 Apr 2020

EPPR participated in "Challenges in Arctic Oil Spill Response" Twitter Conference

Project APP4SEA, "Arctic preparedness platform" held a Twitter conference on 16 April 2020 on challenges in Arctic oil spill response.
16 Apr 2020

EPPR welcomes a new Expert Group on Radiation

At the EPPR-II 2019 meeting that took place in Reykjavik, Iceland 3-5 December, a new Expert Group on Radiation was established.
19 Dec 2019

Put into reality: EPPR looks into the VIKING SKY incident

At its first Working Group meeting during the Icelandic Chairmanship, the Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group held a workshop on the VIKI...
19 Aug 2019

RADEX 2019 Table Top Exercise Taking Place in Bodø on 3 June 2019

RADEX 2019 is an international exercise related to rescue operations in radiological hazardous areas and with risk for radioactive contamination at sea in the Arctic.
29 May 2019

Prepared to respond to emergencies in the Arctic

During the Finnish Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the Working Group on Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) has furthered its efforts to enhance em...
03 May 2019

MOSPA Exercise in Oulu, Finland 6-8 March 2018

A table-top MOSPA exercise was held in Oulu, Finland 6-8 March 2018.
09 Jan 2018

The EPPR Search and Rescue (SAR) Expert Group

Since June 2015, the SAR Expert Group (SAR EG) has been an Expert Group under the EPPR.
06 Nov 2017