Geo-Bio Hazards in the Arctic Region (KO1115 HazArctic)
Funded by Kolarctic CBC 2014-2020
Objective of the project
HazArctic –project approaches environmental problems and risks of geo-bio hazards in the Arctic Region.
It will study areal extension, mechanism and risk for oxidation of environments which can produce hazardously acid substances, both in man-made mining areas and potentially hazardous sulfur bearing Litorina clay sediments. Also the role of microbes in the geo-bio interaction in possible hazardous environments will be studied. In addition, studies related to the mine environments, for example stability of closed and open mines and mine tailings reuse, will be carried out. Project will also focus on training and analyzing of best practices.
Duration1970-01-01 - 2021-12-31
Total Budget / Programme funding1 € / 1 €
Lead partnerGeological Survey of Finland
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PartnersNatural Resources Institute Finland
Geological Survey of Sweden
Geological Institute of the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Mining Institute of the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Geological Survey of Norway