The overarching research question in this project is how the governance of Arctic shipping is shaped by the interaction of institutions, processes, and interests on the international, domestic Russian and bilateral level. FNIs contributions will focus on development and implementation of Russian Arctic shipping regulations and examine how the law and its practicing is influenced by national interests, perceptions and international political and legal context, and also on how China, the dominant non-Arctic state with the potentially largest interests in operating in Arctic waters, react to Russian regulations and formulates its own policies.

Project period: 2019-2021 



  • Research Council of Norway/NORRUSS Pluss Programme