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Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

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Filling the gaps in Arctic oil spill preparedness

Local authorities better prepared for oil spill accidents

Maritime traffic in the Northern Sea Route has increased and with it also the risk of oil spills accidents. APP4SEA has developed an online interactive map, that provides information about the location of oil spill response (OSR) infrastructure, live and static weather information, shipping routes and oil/gas extraction areas, and the ecological zones where seabirds are at risk. Information about actual/hypothetical oil spills and simulations of oil drifts help local authorities to plan and prepare their oil spill response activities. Based on the review of regional OSR methods the project produced suggestions on how to improve the NPA´s oil spill response infrastructure and preparedness level.

Photo credit and copyright: Martin Zeiffert & Marianne Henriksen, the Norwegian Coastal Administration, and Kystvakten (The Norwegian Coast Guard)


Øyvind Rinaldo

Norwegian Coastal Administration

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is the responsible authority for oil spill response in Norway, but oil spill response in the vast Arctic requires international cooperation. Therefore, it is good that projects like APP4SEA bring organisations together to work for improved oil spill response preparedness. The gap analysis and improvement suggestions report are a good example of the fruits of this international cooperation, which will increase our knowledge about the gaps in the current Arctic preparedness and how this can be improved.

Photo credit and copyright: Øyvind Rinaldo