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Arctic Coast Bioremediation (KO1001 ACBR)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

The main output of the project is a biotechnology for comprehensive remediation of oil-contaminated marine coastal areas in the Arctic which will be a more efficient and eco-friendly solution in comparison with the existing methods. The technology is based on three components: oil-degrading microbial inoculants, sorbents and plants.

Main activities

Microbial inoculants will be obtained by enriching the most efficient oil-oxidizing microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, algae) from the environmental samples of the studied area. In addition to fieldwork laboratory work including modern molecular biological analysis such as functional metagenomics is carried out. The second component (sorbents) will be developed on the basis of two types of materials: organic (turf) and mineral (vermiculite). Their properties will be modified to enhance the hydrophobic and sorption capacities. The third element of the technology is the use of higher plants for revegetation on the oil-contaminated areas. The work will include the study of their resistance to hydrocarbons and the vegetation ability.


Basic information




2018-10-15 - 2021-10-31

Total Budget / Programme funding

1 € / 1 €

Lead partner

FBI State Regional Centre for Standardization, Metrology and Testing in the Murmansk Region (MCSM)
Lead partner web-site


OOO Storvik Consult
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
UiT - The Arctic University of Norway