Emergency Preparedness in Small Communities: Project Updates

Organized by the Institute of the North 15. August 2016

Saturday, October 8, 17:15-18:45

Location: Akrafjall, Harpa Fourth Level

This interactive session will focus on a current project of the Arctic Council’s EPPR Working Group, “PPR in Small Communities.” 

The project will produce a database of community-level preparedness, comprised of information related to planning, training, risk, impact and response assets. Participants will review the scoping document, suggest additional resources, provide feedback on the evaluative mechanism and generally comment on oil spill planning, preparedness and response at a local level.


  • Nils Andreassen, Executive Director, Institute of the North: Oil Spill Preparedness in Small Communities: A Circumpolar, Local Approach to Risk and Response
  • Tor Husjord, CEO, Maritimt Forum North, Norway: Applied Research and Cooperation for Successful Search and Rescue Operations
  • Anthony Edwardsen, President & CEO, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC): Building Capacity within Local Communities: An Indigenous-Driven, Innovative Solution