Research Group S3E3 projects

RG S3E3 members are actively engaged in national and international projects, funded e.g. by the European Union's various research programmes (H2020, Interreg), Nordforsk (Nordic Council of Ministers),  Research Council of Norway and national authorities. The projects typically are based on collaboration with other universities or research organisations from Norway, the other Nordic countries, Europe and beyond. Often these projects include close cooperation with international organisations, national, regional and local authorities, industries and civil society actors.


Ongoing projects

 Sustainable Development of the Arctic Ocean (SUDARCO) (NEW!)

  • Funding: Norsk Polarinstitutt
  • Project period: November 2022 - December 2026
  • WP6 - Changing value chains and implications for the Arctic Ocean
  • Contact Persons: Are Kristoffer Sydnes | Maria Sydnes

Global Security: North-South Partnership (GLOBSEC) (NEW!)

Leveraging AIS Data and Field Knowledge for Making Spray Icing Risk-Informed Decisions (SPRISK)

  • Funding: Regional fund: Arktis 2030 - Troms and Finnmark County Manucipality, and Nordland County Manucipality
  • Project period: April 2022 - June 2025 
  • Contact Person: Nasoud Naseri

Disinformation and people: impacts on societal trust and resilience (FAKENEWS) 

  • Funding: Norwegian Research Council
  • Project period: September 2021-August 2023
  • Contact Person: Christer Pursiainen

Multidisciplinary approach for spray icing modelling and decision support in the Norwegian maritime sector

  • Funding: Norwegian Research Council
  • Project period: June 2021-May 2025
  • Contact Person: Masoud Naseri

Climate Change Resilience in Small Communities in the Nordic Countries (ClicNord)

  • Funding: Nordforsk
  • Project period: January 2021-Decembert 2023
  • Contact Person: Christer Pursiainen

Needs-based education and studies in societal security (NEEDS)

  • Funding: EU Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership
  • Project period: September 2020-August 2023
  • Contact Person: Christer Pursiainen

Past projects

Pilot project for institutionalizing research-end user cooperation in Societal Security

  • Funding: Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Secretariat
  • Project period: September 2019-June 2021
  • Contact Person: Christer Pursiainen 

Societal Security collaboration in research and education

  • Funding: UiT/UArctic
  • Project Period: September 2019-August 2021
  • Contact Person: Christer Pursiainen

Disaster Diplomacy in the High North and Arctic 

  • Funding: Norwegian Research Council, programme NORRUSS
  • Project Period: Decmber 2018-November 2020
  • Contact Person: Are Sydnes

MAREC Inter-organizational coordination of mass rescue operations in complex environments

  • Funding: Norwegian Research Council
  • Project period: 2018-2020
  • Contact Person: Are Sydnes

Long-term modelling and simulation of vessel icing in the Arctic Ocean using high resolution reanalysis data: Climatology and risk analysis

  • Funding: Framsenter
  • Project period: 2019-2020
  • Contact Person: Masoud Naseri

Food (in)Security in the Arctic: Contribution of Traditional and Local Food to promote Food Security with Particular Reference to the European High North

  • Funding: Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Project period: 2017-2020
  • Contact Person: Christer Pursiainen

VanProd-Innovation for Enhanced Production of Vanadium from Waste Streams in the Nordic Region

  • Funding: Interreg Nord
  • Project period: January 2017-August 2020
  • Contact Person: Jinmei Lu

ECoHuCy Enablement besides Constraints: Human Security and a Cyber Multi-disciplinary Framework in the European High North 

IMPROVER Improved risk evaluation and implementation of resilience concepts to critical infrastructure 

  • Funding: EU Horizon 2020.
  • Project period: May 2015-May 2018
  • Contact Person: Christer Pursiainen

Arctic Safety Centre, UNIS

  • Funding: Arktis 2030
  • Project Period: 2017-2019
  • Contact Person: Are Sydnes

MIN-NORTH Development, Evaluation and Optimization of Measures to Reduce the Impact on the Environment from Mining Activities in Northern Regions 

  • Funding: EU Interreg Nord
  • Project period: January 2016-December 2018
  • Contact Person: Jinmei Lu

The Discipline of Societal Security in the Making: Let's Make It Together!

  • Funding: Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Project period: January-December 2017
  • Contact Person: Christer Pursiainen

Maritime preparedness in the High North – Institutional partnership and coordination (MARPART)

  • Funding: 
    • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway- the Barents 2020 program
    • The Nordland County Administration
    • The University of Nordland
  • Project period: January 2014-December 2016
  • Contact Person: Are Sydnes

Search and rescue in the High North (SARiNOR)
Work Package 3 «SEARCH»

  • Funding: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Project period: January 2015-June 2015
  • Contact Person: Are Sydnes