Barents Rescue 2019

Barents Rescue 2019

This page contains links to documents, presentations and information material related to the Barents Rescue 2019 (BR-19) exercise, which took place in the Kiruna area in Norrbotten, Sweden in September 2019. 

The biennial Barents Rescue is a multi-lateral crisis management exercise under the framework of the Barents cooperation. During the exercise, national, regional and local actors focus on the handling of natural disasters, major accidents and others emergencies in the Barents region. The main organizer for the exercise in 2019 is the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och Beredskap/MSB). The MSB infopage for BR-19 can be found via this link >>  

Final Planning Conference, Kiruna, May 2019

Presentations from the Seminars Programme: 

Press material released during and after the event week: 

YouTube video - "Barents Rescue 2019 Event week" - new version, updated 5 November:


Video presentation is made by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) 

Information material:


More press and information material can be ordered from or 

Presentations from Initial Planning Conference (IPC), May 2018: 

Presentations from Main Planning Conference, December 2018: 

Presentations from Final Planning Conference, May 2019: 


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