Main research question:
What are the business and investment opportunities associated with transportation infrastructure development and increased vessel traffic in the Eurasian Arctic; and what are the investment risks?
The research will assess the role private companies, public authorities, and public-private partnerships play in developing Arctic transportation routes and needed logistics infrastructure. How will infrastructure investments and increased connectivity improve the business environment and make Arctic businesses more profitable and competitive? How can these investments promote regional economic development and be a catalyst of local value creation in the Eurasian Arctic? To strengthen international business cooperation and private investments in the Arctic, international companies need more information about the current business environment in the Eurasian Arctic region, including various operational challenges and ways to overcome these challenges. This includes climate and environmental challenges, transport and logistical challenges, communication challenges, and information on legal and regulatory framework and state requirements.