SARex Svalbard is a project that runs over 2 years, 2019-2020. Each year there will be carried out at least one full scale, field exercise in the vicinity of Svalbard. Through use of full-scale tests and exercises, the project will develop new knowledge. Representatives from academia, official authorities, material-, and equipment-suppliers, service providers, industry and public bodies will exercise an active role throughout the project.
SARex Svalbard will address practical and operational challenges and issues related to survival, search and rescue, and preparedness against acute pollution (oil-spill), with the aim to map gaps and find solutions.
The project will generate experience-based and empirical data that can be used by the participants for further development of materials, equipment, methods, procedures, processes, guidelines and regulations. The project will also help to identify relevant clusters to develop new and innovative solutions to issues revealed during the project period.