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    RADSAR report: Sharing of competence within search and rescue ina maritime radiological/nuclear scenario
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05) EPPR
    The RADSAR project, “Sharing of competence within search and rescue in a maritime radiological/nuclear scenario”, was an EPPR cross-cutting radiation and SAR project under the EPPR ARCSAFE project umbrella, initiated and led by Norway and funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project was approved by EPPR in June 2018. In RADSAR, all the Arctic States shared their expertise and experiences within SAR operations in a radiological or nuclear event at sea. The main goal of the project was to identify possible challenges and further improve national and international emergency preparedness and response related to SAR operations in a radiological hazardous environment in the Arctic. The project focused on international cooperation including notification, information exchange and situational awareness, resource needs and utilization, international assistance, protective measures, and possible harmonization of decisions.
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    Radiological / nuclear risk assessment in the Arctic EPPR Consensus Report
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05) EPPR
    The project “Radiological/Nuclear Risk Assessment in the Arctic (EPPR RAD EG Risks project)” was approved by EPPR in 2020. The project has utilized and complements previous and existing work under the EPPR WG ARCSAFE project, the Arctic Council Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) WG, and other relevant national or international entities, thus ensuring synergy and avoiding duplication of work. The project was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with in-kind contributions from all Arctic States.
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    RADEX 2019 table-top exercise
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2021-05) EPPR
    he EPPR RADEX 2019 exercise was a half-day tabletop exercise (TTX) conducted on Monday June 3rd, 2019 as part of EPPR-I WG meeting in Bodø, Norway. RADEX 2019 followed up ongoing work in the EPPR ARCSAFE and RADSAR projects (see http://hdl.handle.net/11374/2395). The TTX scenario covered a maritime radiological/nuclear event involving search and rescue (SAR) operations in radiologically hazardous environment at sea. The exercise was planned and organized by Norway through the Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA, lead), the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre North Norway (JRCC-NN), and the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), with contribution also from The United States through the US Department of Energy (US-DOE) on the development of the exercise scenario. Approval, steering and guidance of the TTX was provided by the EPPR WG through its regular meetings.
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    EPPR ARCSAFE Summary Status Report
    (Arctic Council Secretariat, 2019-05) Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)
    Arctic council - EPPR cross-country cooperation network(s) to improve emergency prevention, response and the safety of rescue workers in case of a maritime accident involving a potential release of radioactive substances in the Arctic (ARCSAFE)
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    Exercise Assessing Consequences and Responding to Radiation Emergency in the North-West Region of Russia.
    (Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR), 2014) Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR)
    In 1996, after several years of cooperation and scientific strategy development, Canada, the Kingdom of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States established the Arctic Council to provide a systematic approach to handling issues affecting the Arctic region. The Arctic Council was created with four working groups assigned to undertake specific areas of work. The Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (EPPR) Working Group was formed to deal with the prevention, preparedness and response to environmental emergencies in the Arctic. EPPR focuses primarily on prevention and preparedness strategies for radionuclides and oil and gas transportation and extraction. The goal of the EPPR Working Group is to contribute to the protection of the Arctic environment from the threat or impact that may result for an accidental release of pollutants or radionuclides.