Crisis and Emergency Management in the Arctic [book]

Natalia Andreassen, Odd Jarl Borch
2020 unpublished
This book sheds light on the management challenges of crisis and emergency response in an Arctic environment. It explores how the complexity of the operational environment impacts on the risk of operations and addresses a need for tailor-made emergency response mechanisms. Through case studies of the Arctic environment, the book illustrates how factors such as nature, geography, demographics, and infrastructure increase the complexity of crises in the Arctic and present a significant danger to
more » ... ife and health, the environment, and values in challen ging Arctic waters. The case studies place a special focus on contextual fac tors including conflicting interests and different stakeholder groups, as well as the institutional platforms influencing crisis response and emergency man agement. They also explore the implications for the managerial roles, the mode of operations, and the structuring of the organizations responsible for the emergency response. The necessity to facilitate co-operation across orga nizations and borders and a need for organizational flexibility in large-scale operations are also emphasized. Written in an accessible style, this book will make for a useful resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of disaster and emergency man agement, as well as for professionals involved in emergency services.
doi:10.4324/9780429029899 fatcat:zyhasbs6kff6jcoo2g63z7sixa