The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has been assigned project funding from the EU Commission Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection to plan and conduct exercise SCOPE 2017. This will be a comprehensive exercise concerning response to oil spill and other harmful substances that threaten human life and the marine environment. The exercise will be conducted from the 25th – 29th of September 2017 (week 39/2017) in the Grenland area, Norway. In addition to the exercise, the project also includes a planning phase in 2017 and an evaluation phase in 2018.
SCOPE 2017 is a joint project between the NCA as the coordinator, and the Swedish Coast Guard, the Royal Danish Navy, the Environment Agency Island, South-East Police District Norway and the Intermunicipal Emergency Response Organisation (IUA), in Telemark. In addition, we are expecting other participating organizations during the exercise, including resources from the EU.
The NCA sees exercise SCOPE 2017 as a definite opportunity for other participating organisations to train in crises management and collaboration, during a serious vessel accident.
An Initial Planning Conference were conducted 9th – 10th of February, and you find the program and all the presentations here.
An observers program will also be conducted during the exercise, for specially invited guests. Read more about it here.