Fifth Joint Arctic SAR TTX 2020 (virtual event)

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Fifth Joint Arctic SAR TTX 2020 (virtual event)

The event is funded by ARCSAR (the Arctic and North Atlantic Security and Emergency Preparedness Network) through EU Horizon 2020.

Since it was first organized in 2016, the Joint Arctic SAR Workshop and TTX has established itself as the most important forum for exchange and joint training for SAR entities and the Arctic expedition cruise industry. We regrettably had cancel the fifth event that was planned to take place in Hveragerði, Iceland in April 2020. We are aiming at organizing new in-person events as soon at the COVID-19 pandemic allows for it, but in the meantime we will host online events, starting with this first event on December 2 – 3, 2020.

The Joint Arctic SAR TTX 2020 will allow participants to engage in discussions and gain valuable insight into the perspectives and operational mode of the entities they will deal with in the event of an emergency. This virtual SAR TTX will gather expedition cruise operators, Arctic search and rescue (SAR) responders and other relevant stakeholders, who will be working in break out groups and in plenary sessions on a following scenario involving a cruise vessel in the Arctic.

Participation is open for members of AECO, Arctic SAR entities, ARCSAR partners and relevant authorities. Participants usually not directly involved in events like the one described above, may participate as Observers within capacity limitations.  In order to organize breakout groups and give participants  opportunity to discuss, there will be a limitation on number of participants. Please note that participants will be required to register for a Zoom account in order to be assigned a breakout group.




Registration is now open on AECO’s website. Registration will close when maximum participation capacity has been reached, and at the latest November 22.

Organizers: The Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO), the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Northern Norway (JRCC NN).




Dec 02 2020 - Dec 03 2020


CET time zone
14:00 - 18:00

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Today and tomorrow, the Joint Arctic Search and Rescue Tabletop Exercise gathers nearly 150 participants for a virtual event organized by AECO, Landhelgisgæsla Íslands/Icelandic Coast Guard and Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Northern Norway in collaboration with ARCSAR. For the fifth year in a row, participants from the cruise industry and search and rescue authorities are attending this event to strengthen knowledge exchange and preparedness. ...

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Did you know that vessels of opportunity can play an important role in Arctic search and rescue operations? Ships that happen to be in the area can often be the first to arrive on the scene to assist another vessel in distress. To make the most of this resource, search and rescue entities and vessel operators need to train on working together in the case on an emergency. ARCSAR is facilitating such dialogue in a number of forums. On December 2-3, expedition cruise operators, SAR responders researchers and other stakeholders will gather for the fifth year in a row for a Joint Search and Rescue Tabletop Exercise. This year, the event is organized as a virtual meeting. ...

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Good communication is essential in an emergency. When you call for help, who will pick up the phone on the other line? Do they understand how you operate, the challenges you face and the resources you have at your disposal? Do you understand which information you should provide to help responders assess the situation, and what is expected of you in your current situation? Several search and rescue tabletop exercises has shown that increased dialogue and information flow between SAR responders and the maritime industry can enhance preparedness in the Arctic. ARCSAR provides a platform for knowledge exchange for practitioners, providers, researchers and other stakeholders. Learn more and become involved here:

Photo: AECO - Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators

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