[Brussels, January 18th 2018]
H2020HALPIN learned this week that a Horizon 2020 proposal in which we’re a partner have been successfully evaluated by the European Comission and is to be funded. This proposals is a Coordinated Support Action. CSAs provide funding to cover the coordination and networking of research and innovation projects, programmes and policies.
Called “Arctic and North Atlantic Security and Emergency Preparedness Network, ARCSAR”, the project will be funded like our other recent CSA success MEDEA, under call SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 – Pan European Networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security. ARCSAR will establish international best practice and propose innovation platforms for the professional security and emergency response institutions in the Arctic and the North-Atlantic. The focus is on increased interaction in targeted networks between the professional institutions, academia and the innovators in the preparedness service and equipment industry. ARCSAR will monitor research and innovation projects and recommend the uptake and the industrialization of results, express common requirements as regards innovations that could fill in capability and other gaps and improve theirperformance in the future, and indicate priorities as regards common capabilities, or interfaces among capabilities, requiring more standardization. The project will look into the need for enhanced measures to respond to composite challenges including surveillance of and mobilization in case of threat situations, and emergency response capability related to search and rescue (SAR), environmental protection, fire fighting, and actions against terror or other forms of destructive action.
ARCSAR is a 5 year project with 21 partners and will be led by Hovedredningssentralen Nord-Norge (the national Norwegian Search & Rescue organisation), Norway. ARCSAR will commence in the latter half of 2018. For more, see the ARCSAR project page.