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20170615 155313smallaAbout the IMRF Mass Rescue Operations - Subject-Matter Expert Course - 2018


The IMRF’s Mass Rescue Operations (MRO) Project shares lessons learned in these very challenging SAR events via conferences and workshops and in our online material at

Building on the success of the first IMRF MRO subject-matter expert course, held in June 2017, a second course will be held at Chalmers University, in Gothenburg, Sweden, in association with the Swedish Sea Rescue Society (SSRS) from Tuesday to Thursday, 4-6 September 2018.


Aim of the Course

The aim of the subject-matter expert course is to help prepare those with responsibilities for complex incident planning and response, particularly at senior command, control & coordination levels.

Attendees will already have extensive SAR / emergency planning expertise.

The course will enable them to study maritime MRO issues, challenges and potential solutions in depth, acquiring subject-matter expert skills which can then be applied in their local / regional planning and preparation.


Course Format

Self-preparation, before the course, including assessment of the attendee’s local MRO capabilities and challenges
Three full days of interactive study of the maritime MRO issues, guided by expert facilitators
Post-course application of lessons learned and skills acquired, supported by the material available in the IMRF’s online MRO reference library.

 IMRF Mass Rescue Operation - Subject-Matter Expert Course - 2018

Application & Registration Procedure


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To let us know you wish to participate in the Mass Rescue Operation - Subject-Matter Expert Course - 2018 you need to the Application Form (new window) first.

Your Application Form is then examened by the IMRF MRO Team to see if you have the basic knowledge to be able to follow this course.

If not, we will send you an "Unsuccesful" e-mail.

If yes, then we will send you a "Successful" e-mail with unstructions and log-in details for the Registration form (new window).

Once you have submitted the Registration form and paid for your place on the course, you are all set to go.

The Course Participants are required to arrange their own travel and accommodation. Please go to the "Accommodation Info" (new window) page for accommodation options.


If - for some reason - you need to cancel your place on the course, please download and read our Cancellation Policy below first, before contacting us at

The First Course in 2017

The first IMRF Mass Rescue Operations Subject-Matter Expert course in 2017 was a hit, and it sold out very quickly!

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