Avsluttede prosjekt



The main purpose of the Marpart 1 project is to assess the risk of the increased maritime activity in the High North and the challenges this activity may cause for the preparedness institutions in the region. Marpart 1 focuses on cross-institutional and cross-country partnerships between emergency institutions and companies. Marpart conducts research on the management of joint operations, including so called host-nation support, which involves the mobilization of resources from several countries.

Marpart 1 highlights the responsibility of the Arctic state governments when it comes to preparedness related to safety, security and environmental protection in the High North. Marpart 1 documents the need for capabilities for adequate response to composite challenges including search and rescue (SAR), oil spill recovery, firefighting and salvage, and acts of terror or other forms of destructive action. The focus is on managerial tools for coordination and control to make optimal use of the resources from several institutions and countries.

Marpart 1 project goals:
Increase understanding of future tasks and the demands for a preparedness system in the High North related to search and rescue, oil spill response, firefighting and salvage, and actions against terror or other forms of destructive action.
Provide analytical concepts for studying coordination challenges in cross-border, multi-tasking operations.
Contribute with organizational concepts, which can be applied to inter-organizational partnership and the management of joint operations.

Project Partners

High North Center at the Nord University Business School (Norway)
Norwegian Defense University College (Norway)
Norwegian Police University College (Norway)
UiT - The Arctic University of Norway (Norway)
UNIS - The University Center in Svalbard (Norway)
University of Greenland (Greenland)
University of Iceland (Iceland)
NARFU-the Northern Arctic Federal University (Russia)
MSTU- Murmansk State Technical University (Russia)

Project structure

WORK PACKAGE 1. Future maritime activity level and risk patterns in the High North

WORK PACKAGE 2. Institutional framework, governance, resources and institutional strategies within different sea regions

WORK PACKAGE 3. Organizations and operational management structures linking cooperating institutions in joint maritime operations

Advisory Board

Resources and Competence Center for Safety and Preparedness in the Northern Region – RKSN (Norway)

Norwegian Coastal Administration (Norway), Department for Emergency Response.

High North Center at Nord University Business School

Salten Region Police Department (Norway)

Maritim Forum Nord North Norway (Norway)

Joint Rescue Coordination Center, North Norway (Norway)

Nordland County

The Norwegian Police Directorate liaison to the Norwegian Defense, Joint Operative Headquarter (Norway)

Salten Fire and Rescue Department (Norway)

The Norwegian Directorate for Civil Protection – DSB (Norway)

The Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority

The Norwegian Coast Guard

Barents Euro Arctic Council Joint Working Group on Education and Research

AECO – Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators