Guide to Arctic Policy and Assessments

Title (max 80 characters)Search and Rescue Agreement (SAR)
Blurb (max 320 characters)The Agreement on Cooperation on aeronautical and maritime Search and Rescue in the Arctic aims to improve cooperation between the eight Arctic countries in responding to emergency calls in the region. This Agreement is the first legally binding instrument negotiated under the auspices of the Council.

The implementation of the Agreement implies the clear delimitation of national zones of competence and intervention for all eight parties.

Document type:PDF document
Year Published:2011
Published by:Arctic Council


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