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Arctic Coast Bioremediation (KO1001 ACBR)

Programme funding: 1 258 920 € Total budget: 1 398 799 € Duration: 15.10.2018 – 31.10.2021

The risk of oil spills has become a real threat due to the expansion of the oil and gas industry and transportation activities in the Arctic. Spills in the vicinity of the coast are the most dangerous, as their effects can last for years and even decades.
The most promising method of remediation of oil-polluted coastal zones is a biotechnological approach based on natural self-recovery processes in the environment. The biotechnology that was created within the project is based on three components: oil-degrading microorganisms, sorbents and plants which will allow to restore the vegetation in the oil-polluted territories.
Lead partner: FBI State Regional Centre for Standardization, Metrology and Testing in the Murmansk Region (MCSM), Murmansk
Other partners:

* Institute of Industrial Ecology Problems of the North of the Kola Science Center of Russian Academy of Science (INEP KSC RAS), Apatity, RUSSIA
* OOO Storvik Consult, Murmansk, RUSSIA
* Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Helsinki, FINLAND
* UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsö, NORWAY
Status: Finalised
Type of the project: Standard Projects