Third Joint Arctic SAR Event

The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Northern Norway (JRCC NN), invite cruise operators, SAR responders and other relevant stakeholders to join us for the Third Arctic Search & Rescue (SAR) Workshop & Table-Top Exercise (TTX).

Date: April 10th, 2018 – April 11th, 2018
Location: Reykjavik

Arctic cruise tourism is a cross-border activity in all Arctic countries. The interest in Arctic cruising continues to grow, and an increasing number of operators and cruise vessels are involved. As more passenger ships enter the Arctic, safety and SAR preparedness is a priority for the cruise industry and SAR responders.

Cruise industry representatives, SAR responders and other relevant stakeholders have described the two previous joint SAR events, organized in 2016 and 2017, as highly valuable for strengthening Arctic SAR. Dialogue and cooperation have developed, and there is a greater understanding of the competencies, capacities and capabilities of the different actors, as well as limitations and potentials. This joint SAR TTX and workshop gathers industry representatives and SAR entities to an event that has consolidated its reputation as a highly important networking platform.

To further develop this important cross-border collaboration, the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, the Icelandic Coast Guard and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center in Northern Norway invite all relevant interested parties to join us for the Third Arctic SAR Workshop & TTX on April 10 – 11, 2018.

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The agenda for the 2018 event will be developed with special focus on:

  1. On Scene Coordination (OSC)
  2. Communications
  3. Innovative solutions for SAR

There will also be exercises and breakout group sessions.

Se details here:

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This event will be open to relevant participants from operating members of AECO, such as commanding bridge officers and operation management with roles in SAR operations, and relevant participants from Arctic search and rescue entities, such as personnel involved in Arctic maritime search and rescue operations. Due to limited capacity, and early registration is recommended. Other interested parties such as authorities and researchers are also welcome, if capacity allows.