In the event of an acute pollution incident, the fate of the natural environment depends on an organisation with sufficient capacity and expertise to respond quickly enough to limit the scope of damage.
- To be optimally prepared to implement sufficient damage-limiting measures through our own response operation by conducting extensive annual drills, in-house training, etc.
- To be an active partner in national and international agreements, with specific focus on the High North and Russia.
- To be proactive in the further development of oil spill response equipment in cooperation with other users and producers, with specific focus on use in adverse weather conditions, darkness and ice.
- Establish preparedness against acute chemical pollution in proportion to the environmental risk and in compliance with the OPRC-HNS Protocol on Preparedness, Response and Co-operation to Pollution Incidents by Hazardous and Noxious Substances.
- Ensure that experience from previous response operations is used in the ongoing efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of emergency response. Above all, the capacity of near-coast and beach cleanup operations must be enhanced, with specific focus on methods, guidelines, incident command systems, waste management and health, safety & environment issues.
- Improve emergency response by building the capacity of both in-house staff and our external partners, by such measures as:
- Further developing national and international agreements on mutual assistance and cooperation in the event of acute pollution incidents.
- Improving the training of personnel involved in governmental emergency response.
- Implementing the results of the integrated capacity building project.
- Improving the Coastal Administration’s system for experience transfer from training, drills and actual incidents.
- Implement the recommendations from the environmental risk and contingency analysis in order to optimize emergency response.
- Clarify the organisation and implementation of national dispersant preparedness.
- Improve emergency off-loading preparedness in accordance with assessments and experience.
New AIS basestations strengthen maritime traffic monitoring on Svalbard
On September 13, 2019, the Norwegian Coastal Administration deployed a new AIS (Automatic Identification System) basestation on the island of Prins Karls Forland, west of Spitsbergen. This basestation is powered by solar and wind energy, and is the first of its kind in an area without infrastructure.
Digital Route Service is available from Sandefjord to Haugesund
From June 3, 2019, routes and route information will be available for vessels arriving ports in Skagerrak and Rogaland. This is an extension of the Digital Route Service that was launched in the Oslofjord in 2018.
Contact information for transition of sector lights to IALA Standard
Below you will find contact information to persons who can answer questions on the transition of sector lights to IALA standards.
Russian nuclear power plant without fuel to be transported along the Norwegian coastline
The transport of the Russian floating nuclear power plant "Akademik Lomonosov" started Friday the 27th of April from St. Petersburg heading to Murmansk. The nuclear power plant will not have nuclear fuel on board during transport, but the Norwegian Coastal Administration and the Norwegian Radiation Protection Agency will nevertheless follow the transport closely along the Norwegian coast.
Introducing New Regulations for Pilot Bookings
On April 3, 2018, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) will introduce new booking regulations for requesting marine pilots. The regulations will thus be formalized and merged into one set ‒ Regulations on Compulsory Pilotage.
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