SMACS - Small Craft Emergency Response and Survival Training for Arctic Conditions


Northern Periphery Programme 2007-2013 9th call

Project Synopsis

SMACS will use the combined expertise of the partners in maritime training and search-and-rescue to develop an emergency response and survival training programme and manual focused on the needs of small-craft mariners on commercial, fishing and leisure vessels operating in the Harsh Arctic Maritime Regions.. The programme will develop training packages and e-learning tools using both virtual simulators and practical scenarios, supported by advanced technologies. The training packages will be designed for delivery by local training organisations across the entire NPP region.


Lead Partner:
Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

NAFC Marine Centre, UHI, Scotland

Swedish Sea Rescue Society, Sweden

Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

ICE-SAR , Iceland

Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (NSSR) , Norway

Further Info

This project is at an early stage of development, and is leading the NMCI into 2013