Developing Arctic maritime safety cooperation through enhanced international training collaboration

Theme 4. Education
Session Name 4.9 Challenges in Arctic education
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter
Author(s) Pasi Hario (Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland), Elisa Norvanto (Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Finland)
Abstract text

Arctic Coast Guard Forum (ACGF) constitutes of Canada, the United States, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Iceland. Member states have identified a need for developing practical cooperation connected to Arctic SAR (Search And Rescue) training and education between the countries. As a part of the SARC-project, Laurea University of Applied Sciences conducted a research of   'Developing Arctic Maritime Safety Cooperation through enhanced training collaboration‘. The purpose of the research was two folded. Firstly, to create an inventory of the current training and courses of the ACGF nations in Arctic SAR. Secondly, to map out gaps and to create suggestions for practical cooperation among the ACGF Member States in the field of Arctic SAR training. To conduct the research, Laurea participated to the ACGF workshops held in February 2018 in Helsinki and conducted two surveys on the topic with the member states. This paper reflects and analyses the finding from the workshop and surveys and presents avenues to develop Arctic SAR training trough international cooperation.

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