Avsluttede prosjekt


​​​​MARPART 1

About MARPART 1

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



MARPART2-MAN

About MARPART 2

Project Marpart-2 (MAN): This project focuses on emergency management competence and the development of tailor-made programs for education and training of key personnel involved in emergency operations. We elaborate on the need for knowledge transfer of best practice and the development of management standards for a transparent response to severe accidents.
In this project, we take as a starting point the findings of the Marpart (1) -project. Experiences from real emergencies and exercises are analyzed to reveal the needs for competences for co-ordination and overall governance of emergency resources. There is a demand for knowledge transfer, education and training programs for key personnel working in joint operations, both at sea, within companies, in the voluntary organizations, the local and national government and the preparedness agencies.
We focus our research on competence and emergency management capabilities needed at operational and tactical command levels in cross-border high-risk operations. The four target groups of this project are: 
(1) Private companies and government institutions responsible for preparedness in the High North;
(2) Academic and professional educational institutions, including universities, academies of Police, Fire brigade, Military forces and medic education;
(3) Competence institutions responsible for cross-institutional and cross-border training and exercises; and
(4) Operational institutions within the preparedness system with special forces and/or coordination authorities in the High North.

Marpart-2 (MAN) project goals:

  • To facilitate knowledge transfer between the educational system, government institutions and emergency key personnel dealing with cross-border high-crisis situations.
  • To contribute to more tailor-made task force education and to more goal-oriented and cost-efficient training and exercise schemes.
  • To contribute to more competent host-nation emergency support and efficient cross-border operations through knowledge transfer in and between competence institutions.​​

Project Partners

High North Centre at Nord University Business School (Norway)
Norwegian Police University College (PHS) (Norway)
World Maritime University (WMU) (Sweden)
University Center in Svalbard (UNIS) (Norway)
Murmansk State Technical University (MSTU) (Russia)
Northern (Arctic) Federal University (NArFU) (Russia)
Norwegian Fire Protection Institute (NBSK) (Norway)
Royal Norwegian Naval Academy Navigation Center (RNoNA) (Norway)
Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (FFI) (Norway)

Project Structure

WORK PACKAGE 1: High-risk incidents and emergency management competence

WORK PACKAGE 2: Educational programs in academic and training institutions in the High North

WORK PACKAGE 3: Development of concepts for the development, testing and documentation of different training concept

WORK PACKAGE 4: Testing of training programs in simulator/laboratories and through exercises

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​