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.

Two new projects!

RG 3S3E is a partner in a 3-year EU Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership in Higher Education project, starting 1 September 2020 through 31 August 2023. The project is called NEEDS (Needs-based education and studies in societal security). It is led by the Council of the Baltic Sea States International Secretariat (CBSS), Civil Security team. Other partners come from Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Sweden.  NEEDS aims to strengthen the quality, attractiveness and scope of education in societal security through tackling the mismatches between the focus of education, and the knowledge needs of the field. The objective of NEEDS is to better prepare the next generation tasked to work in the field of societal security by boosting their educational experiences with the most relevant, field-specific and up-to-date knowledge and skills. This objective will be achieved through co-creation of educational materials in cross-sectoral, multi-level and transnational teams, where input for developing the materials are collected directly from those working practically in the field. For more information, contact Christer Pursiainen

RG S3E3 is a partner in a new project called Climate Change Resilience in Small Communities in the Nordic Countries (ClicNord), which received a positive funding decision of totally 11 Mio NOK from Nordforsk for three years, starting in January 2021. The project is led by University College Copenhagen (Københavns Professionshøjskole) – KP/Emergency and Risk Management, with participation of several organisations from Denmark (and the Faroe Islands), Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. For more information, contact Christer Pursiainen


Ongoing projects

Societal Security collaboration in research and education

  • Funding: UiT/UArctic
  • Project Period: September 2019-November 2020
  • Contact in S3E3: Christer Pursiainen

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 in S3E3: Christer Pursiainen

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

  • Funding: Norwegian Research Council
  • Project period: 2018-2020
  • Contact in S3E3: Are Sydnes

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 in S3E3: 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 in S3E3: Jinmei Lu

Past projects

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 in S3E3: Christer Pursiainen

Arctic Safety Centre, UNIS

  • Funding: Arktis 2030
  • Project Period: 2017-2019
  • Contact in S3E3: 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 in S3E3: 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 in S3E3: 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 in S3E3: 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 in S3E3: Are Sydnes