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Arctic and North Atlantic Security and Emergency Preparedness Network

Project description

Innovation platforms for Arctic and North Atlantic security

Successful interactions between security and emergency response institutions in the Arctic and the North Atlantic hinge on the provision of new research and innovation programmes. In this context, the EU-funded ARCSAR project will establish international best practices and propose innovation platforms. The project will advise on their integration and promote the industrialisation of results. The project will detect innovations that could address capability issues and other gaps, improve performance, and designate priorities as regards common capabilities demanding additional standardisation. ARCSAR will study whether more measures are needed to respond to composite challenges, including surveillance and mobilisation in case of danger, emergency response capability in search and rescue (SAR), protection against environmentally unfriendly and terrorist actions.


The ARCSAR project will establish international best practice and propose innovation platforms for the professional security
and emergency response institutions in the Arctic and the North-Atlantic. The focus is on increased interaction in targeted
networks between the professional institutions, academia and the innovators in the preparedness service and equipment industry.

The ARCSAR project will monitor research and innovation projects and recommend the uptake and the industrialization of
results, express common requirements as regards innovations that could fill in capability and other gaps and improve their
performance in the future, and indicate priorities as regards common capabilities, or interfaces among capabilities, requiring
more standardization. The project will look into the need for enhanced measures to respond to composite challenges
including surveillance of and mobilization in case of threat situations, and emergency response capability related to search
and rescue (SAR), environmental protection, fire fighting, and actions against terror or other forms of destructive action.


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Net EU contribution
€ 1 050 474,25
8001 Bodo

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Norge Nord-Norge Nordland
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 1 062 000,00

Participants (20)