Projects

WASP: Wind-Assist Ship Propulsion Project

This is a piece of a decarbonization puzzle in the transition to low carbon solutions. The project brings together universities, wind-assist technology providers with ship owners to research, trial and validate the operational performance of a selection of wind propulsion solutions. Thus enabling wind propulsion technology market penetration and contributing to a greener North Sea transport system through harvesting the regions abundant wind potential. Project period: 2019-2023

Infrastructure Development in Russia’s Arctic Zone: Between Geopolitics and Economics

Infrastructure Development in Russia’s Arctic Zone: Between Geopolitics and Economics. Project in cooperation with FNI; CHNL’s main tasks include study of investment needs on the NSR and study of implications of north-south infrastructure for the development of the Northern Sea Route (NSR). Funding (expected) from Norwegian Research Council; additional funding from CHNL. Project period: 2020-2022.

Handbook on Arctic Commercial Shipping: The Northern Sea Route’s Transportation and Logistics System

Handbook on Arctic Commercial Shipping: The Northern Sea Route’s Transportation and Logistics System. Book project lead by CHNL. Funded by previous grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Arctic 2030 Program (2015-2016) and additional support from CHNL. Project period: 2020-2021.

Eurasian Arctic Transportation and Logistics

The international project Eurasian Arctic Transportation and Logistics. CHNL is project leader; research partners from South Korea, Japan, China and Russia. Each partner funds his/her own research. Project period: 2019-2022.

Polar Ice: Implementation, Compliance and Enforcement of the Polar Code in Arctic Waters

The project Polar Ice: Implementation, Compliance and Enforcement of the Polar Code in Arctic Waters. CHNL is a research partner. The project is led by NORCE and funded by Fram Centre’s Flagship Arctic Ocean. Project period 2019-2021.

The Sustainability of Commercial Shipping via the Northern Sea Route

The Sustainability of Commercial Shipping via the Northern Sea Route. PhD project at CHNL. Funded by the Nord University Business School and CHNL. Project period: 2019-2022.

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Nordland

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Nordland. Formation of CCS cluster in Nordland; evaluation of ship transport of liquified CO2 from selected industrial sites to offshore permanent storage sites. CHNL’s participation funded by CHNL. Project period: 2019-2020.

Business Index North 2019

The project Business Index North 2019. CHNL is an exert partner and contributor to the chapter on Maritime Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure along the Northern Sea Route.

https://businessindexnorth.com/sites/b/businessindexnorth.com/files/binrapport2019_small.pdf

EU-PolarNet White Paper Workshop

CHNL was invited to participate in a 50-person expert group (from 16 countries) assembled by the EU PolarNet to discuss and write five white papers on EU’s future research needs in the Arctic. The EU-PolarNet White Paper Workshop took place in September 2017 in La Cristalera, Spain.

https://www.eu-polarnet.eu/news-and-events/conferences-and-workshops/white-paper-workshop/

Feasibility and Reliability of Shipping on the NSR and Modeling of an Arctic Marine Transportation & Logistics System.

The project Feasibility and Reliability of Shipping on the NSR and Modeling of an Arctic Marine Transportation & Logistics System. Joint project with partner from South Korea with additional partners from DNV GL, NTNU, and Norwegian Shipowners’ Association. Project period: 2015-2016.

Arctic Field Logistics and Trans-Arctic Shipping: Development of New Business and Commercial Models for Arctic Transportation.

Partner in the NTNU’s PhD project Arctic Field Logistics and Trans-Arctic Shipping: Development of New Business and Commercial Models for Arctic Transportation. Funded by NTNU. Project period: 2013-2016.

CHNL’s Information Office

Establishment of CHNL’s Information Office; first in Kirkenes in April 2011 and then the office was relocated to Murmansk, Russia, in January 2012; website was launched in April 2012 with the address www.arctic-lio.com; Funding came from the Norwegian Barents secretariat in Kirkenes. Project period: 2011-2012.

ARCTIS Database

• Establishment and development of the ARCTIS Database; the database system development (software and technical development) started in March 2011 and the database was launched online in January 2013 with the address www.arctis-search.com. Initial content of the database was based on the report generated from the Shipping in Arctic Waters Project. Funding only from CHNL. Project period: 2011-2014.

Demonstration Transit on the NSR in 2010

The project Demonstration Transit on the NSR in 2010; CHNL organized a workshop in Kirkenes in April 2010 attended by 27 participants from industry, universities and authorities in Norway and Russia to see if commercial international transit via the NSR was possible; the workshop led to the first international commercial transit sailing on the NSR in September 2010 from Kirkenes to Lianyungang in China. Project period: 2010.

Project MARitime COmpetence (MARCO)

The Project MARitime COmpetence (MARCO); mapping of future skills needed within the businesses located in the northern part of Norway in collaboration with ENI Norge and DNV GL. Funded by ENI Norge. Project period: 2010-2011.

Shipping in Arctic Waters

The project Shipping in Arctic Waters; the project was an update and continuation of the comprehensive International Northern Sea Route Programme, INSROP 1993-1999; written by researchers from the Norwegian organization Ocean Futures and made available in a report in May 2010. Updated version of the report was published in 2013 by Springer-Verlag with the same title. Funding came from CHNL with additional financial support from Innovation Norway. Project period: 2009-2010.

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