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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
Picture by the Governor of Svalbard

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