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UiT Norges arktiske universitet

Year: 2019
Project manager: Maria M. das Neves
Project code: 682018

The proposed project stems from Russia’s deployment of a Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) in the Arctic Ocean and from the increasing discussions concerning the adequacy of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to FNPPs during their characteristic lifecycle. The proposed project will identify the gaps and challenges of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to FNPPs that need to be addressed internationally, particularly taking into account the special and extreme conditions of the Arctic Ocean. On the background of the initial identification, systematization and clarification of the applicable legal and regulatory framework, the proposed project will also set the foundations for a potential wider inter-disciplinary project on the deployment of FNPPs in the Arctic Ocean that could inclusively stimulate international research cooperation within in this topic.

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