The objective of the MOSPA Agreement is to strengthen cooperation, coordination and mutual assistance among the Parties on oil pollution preparedness and response in the Arctic in order to protect the marine environment from pollution by oil.
Signed in Kiruna 15 May 2013 by all eight Arctic States
Entered into force in
MOSPA Agreement in Arctic Council Open Access Archive
EPPR promotes and ensures the implementation of the Agreement on Cooperation on Marine Oil Pollution Preparedness and Response in the Arctic (MOSPA Agreement) and Appendix IV: Operational Guidelines that address procedures for notification and request for assistance, command and control in response operations, joint training and exercises, administrative issues and other recommended measures to facilitate an effective cooperative oil pollution incident response.
The objective of the SAR Agreement is to strengthen aeronautical and maritime search and rescue cooperation and coordination in the Arctic.
Signed in Nuuk 12 May 2011 by all eight Arctic States.
Entered into force
SAR Agreement in Arctic Council Open Access Archive
EPPR facilitates the implementation of the Agreement on Cooperation in Aeronautical and Maritime Search and Rescue in the Arctic (SAR Agreement) by focusing on enhancing cooperation, highlighting best practices, exchanging information, analyzing results of exercises, and sharing lessons learned.