The ARCTIS Database
The Centre for High North Logistics has established an online database ARCTIS (Arctic Resources & Transportation Information System) - a knowledge hub that strives to provide the best available information on non-living resources, shipping and logistics in the Arctic, and be the preferred gateway to know-how on shipping and logistics for businesses, governments and the research community.
The NSR Information Office is owned and operated by the Centre for High North Logistics (CHNL). The office was established as a joint initiative in June 2011 between CHNL and Rosatomflot, with additional financial support coming from Norwegian Barents Secretariat. Main office is located in Kirkenes, Northern Norway with additional office in Murmansk, Russia.
EU’s Horizon 2020 Project (Pre-Application Submitted March 2014)
CHNL is a co-applicant of the EU’s Horizon 2020 call – MG.4.2-2014 Safer and more Efficient Waterborne Operations through New Technologies and Smarter Traffic Management. This EU-funded program is a follow-up to previous Framework Programmes (FPs).
Joint Research with South-Korean Partners (2014- )
The research project: “Assessing the Competitive Advantages and Risks of Using NSR vs. Suez/Cape - a Detailed NSR SWOT Analysis” was initiated and organized by CHNL as a one-year joint research project with the Institute of Arctic Logistics (Professor Sungwon Hong) at the Youngsan University in Busan, South-Korea.
PhD Research Project at NTNU (2013-2016)
CHNL is working with NTNU’s Department of Marine Technology (Professor Søren Ehlers) on the MFA’s Barents 2020 financed project “Arctic Field Logistics and Trans-Arctic Shipping: Development of New Business and Commercial Models for Arctic Transportation”. Other partners include DNV GL, North Energy, Marintek, ABB and HiÅ.
The OpSIce Network (2013- )
CHNL is an active partner in the recently established and financed “Safe and Economic Operations in Seasonally Sea Ice-Covered Waters (OpSIce) Network”. This network addresses crucial aspects for northern Norwegian operations along the Northern Sea Route.
MARitime COmpetence - MARCO (2010-2011)
Mapping of future skills needed within the businesses located in the northern part of Norway in collaboration with ENI Norge and DnV GL.
Demonstration Transit on NSR in 2010 (September 2010)
CHNL played an important role in the realisation of the first international commercial transit sailing on the Northern Sea Route in September 2010 - from Kirkenes to Lianyungang in China.
Shipping in Arctic Waters Project (2009-2010)
CHNL sponsored the knowledge and research mapping study “Shipping in Arctic Waters” in cooperation with the independent research organisation Ocean Futures and Innovation Norway.
Competence in Logistics (2009-2010)
CHNL, with financial support from Statoil Russia, took part in a preparatory work managed by the High North Center of the University of Nordland to establish courses and competence in logistics at 3 Russian universities: Murmansk State University, the Northern Arctic Federal University in Arkhangelsk, and the Baltic State University in St. Petersburg.
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