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Environmental Safety and Sustainability of Wind Energy Projects at Remote Territories of Arctic Region (KO 5135)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020

Objective of the project

SafeWind project’s objective is to address the abovementioned trends by finding cross-border, common approaches for minimising wind farms’ negative environmental impact in the future. The project will develop recommendations on optimizing Environmental Impact Assessment requirements for wind power generation and distribution at remote and hard-to-reach territories along the international transport corridors Northern Axis, Barents Link and further along the Northern Sea Route. The project is aiming at mutual learning and unification of the requirements and approaches to the EIA process in the participating regions in Norway, the European Union and Russia, where preliminary EIAs will be carried out.

Main activities

A comprehensive literatre study was carried out to udnerstand the existing regulations in Norway, Finland and Russia about environmental impact of wind energy project. The focus was on both onshore and offshore wind energy projects. The removal of Russian partners from the project in early 2022 affected the final planned activities of the project.


A literature study, and a good cross border collaboration.

Basic information




1970-01-01 - 2022-06-30

Total Budget / Programme funding

99 750 € / 69 875 €

Lead partner

Autonomous nonprofit organization «Center of management projects for social and economy, scientific and technological, innovative development and staff provision for regions»
Lead partner web-site


UiT Arctic University of Norway
Regional Council of Kainuu
Northern Arctic Federal University