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NORD UNIVERSITY: FOCUS ON SAFETY, SECURITY

AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESEARCH

• Special focus on the Northern regions


• One of the leading Norwegian universities within safety, security and emergency preparedness management
• Integrated throughout the competence value chain – basic courses, advanced courses, training and exercises
• Education at all levels - bachelor, master and doctoral level
• Several national research projects with broad international network
• Close partnership with government and industries

PROJECT OVERVIEW
Maritime Preparedness and International Arctic and North Atlantic Security and Emergency
Partnership in the High North (MARPART) Preparedness Network (ARCSAR)
The main purpose of this project is to assess the risk of the The overall aim of this project is to fast-track uptake of
increased maritime activity in the High North and the existing innovations and knowledge by practitioners, predict
challenges this increase may represent for the preparedness future needs for innovation and knowledge, and look into
institutions in this region. MARPART focuses on cross-
the need for enhanced measures to respond to composite
institutional and cross-country partnerships between
challenges in the Arctic-North Atlantic region.
preparedness institutions. The project elaborates on the
preparedness capacities, operational structures and action PROJECT LEADER: Joint Rescue Coordination Center North
patterns of the main actors with responsibility within search Norway
and rescue, oil spill response, firefighting and response to FUNDED BY: Horizon 2020 EU Secure Societies program and
violent actions (www.marpart.no). project partners
PROJECT LEADER: High North Center at Nord University Business
PROJECT PERIOD: 2018-2023
School FUNDED BY: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Nordland 21 partners from Norway, Faroe Islands, UK, USA, New
County Administration and project partners Zealand, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Canada,
PROJECT PERIOD: 2014-2017 Sweden and Iceland
9 partners from Norway, Russia, Denmark, Greenland and Iceland

Joint Digital Simulation Platforms for Maritime Safety


Inter-organizational coordination of mass rescue
and Emergency Preparedness in Remote Waters
operations in complex environments (MAREC)
This project aims at improving knowledge on the emergency The goal of this project is to provide a model for cloud-
preparedness, coordinative roles and mechanisms within the based integrated simulators linking different types of
rescue services, and communication strategies to ensure emergency response decision-support and command and
situational awareness and collective decision-making among control systems to simulators.
emergency response actors
(www.marpart.no).
PROJECT LEADER: Nord University Business School
PROJECT LEADER: Nord University Business School
FUNDED BY: Regional Research Fund Northern Norway,
FUNDED BY: Research Council of Norway, Nord University and
project partners
Kongsberg Digital and Nord University
PROJECT PERIOD: 2018-2020 PROJECT PERIOD: 2017-2018
Nine partners from Norway, Russia, Sweden, Canada, Denmark, PARTNERS: Nord University and Kongsberg Digital
Greenland and Iceland
Joint-Task Force Management in High North University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Arctic
Emergency Response: cross-border knowledge Safety and Security
acquisition and training for increased joint-force
The UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Safety and Security
effectiveness (MARPART2-MAN)
addresses education and research with focus on the risks of
The purpose of this project is to increase understanding of operating in the Arctic and ways to prevent incidents that may
the management capabilities needed at operational and represent a threat to human life and health, the environment,
tactical command levels in large-scale emergency response
values and welfare of the social communities in the Arctic.
operations, and to contribute to cross-border knowledge
Cross-border cooperation and optimal use of the
transfer between institutions responsible for education,
preparedness resources within the Arctic countries are
training and exercise programs within preparedness
(www.marpart.no). highlighted. The Thematic Network includes two sub-groups,
one on Tourism Safety and the other on Emergency
PROJECT LEADER: High North Center at Nord University Preparedness
Business School (www.uarcticsafetyandsecurity.no).
FUNDED BY: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway,
Nordland County Administration and project partners 22 partners from Norway, Faroe Islands, UK, USA, New
PROJECT PERIOD: 2016-2018 Zealand, Germany, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Canada,
10 partners from Norway, Russia,Greenland, Denmark and Sweden and Iceland.
Sweden THEMATIC NETWORK LEADER: Odd Jarl Borch (Professor,
Nord University Business School)

The Arctic Operational Emergency Agency


innovation Platform (ACOPE) Arctic Security Management Lab Consortium
The ACOPE project will create an emergency response (ARCSEC-LAB)
innovation consortium and design an Arctic Emergency
ARCSEC-LAB will provide a tailor-made competence
Agency Innovation Platform. The project will link the
exchange platform for students, researchers, Arctic
innovation consortium to the UArctic academic thematic
emergency preparedness agencies, government bodies and
network on Arctic Safety and Security, the Arctic Council
EPPR working group and the Arctic Coast Guard Forum companies. ARCSEC-LAB will integrate emergency response
(ACGF). simulators, test labs and preparedness task force training
centers in the Arctic countries, including Alaska, Canada and
PROJECT LEADER: Joint Rescue Coordination Center North Northern Russia. ARCSEC-LAB will function as unique
Norway competence provider, an experience hub, and a virtual
FUNDED BY: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, project campus for joint educational programs and training
partners schemes, as well as a test facility for suppliers of emergency
PROJECT PERIOD: 2018-2019 preparedness system tools.
15 partners from Norway, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, PROJECT LEADER: Nord University Business School
Denmark and Iceland PROJECT PERIOD: 2018-2020
Partners from Norway, Russia, Finland, Canada and the USA.

The SARiNOR project


Leadership and coordination of the work package 7
“Training, Studies & Competence Development for SAR-
Operations in the High North”.
The purpose of this project is to contribute to an increased
understanding of the capabilities and competences needed
in different phases of a SAR operation, and to contribute to
innovations in the education, training and exercise of key
personnel within companies and institutions.
PROJECTLEADER: Maritime Forum North

BUSINESS SCHOOL
HIGH NORTH CENTER FOR BUSINESS AND GOVERNANCE www.nord.no