Northwest Russia is a remote and sparsely inhabited Arctic wilderness interspersed with centers of human population and industrialization along the coast. Cargo shipping, military, minerals extraction, and petroleum operations are key economic drivers in the region while the region’s unique natural resources sustain local fisheries and ecotourism.
Akvaplan-niva with its subsidiary, Akvaplan-niva Barents and in cooperation with our Russian partners has extensive experience providing marine, coastal and freshwater environmental services to our clients with interests in the Arctic and other regions of Russia.
We provide services to Russian and international industries running and planning activities in Russia to obtain accurate, up to date, information on the environmental issues that affect their businesses. We provide our with the best available information on the ecosystems, biological resources and environment in the region. We assist them in identifying and implementing solutions according to their specific needs, international practices and national regulations.
We carry out feasibility studies, environmental impact and and risk assessments. We run pollution monitoring projects for all types of sources to the environment of pollutants including petroleum products, heavy metals, and radionuclides. Our monitoring programs are carried out in accordance with Russian national and international (EU, World Bank) standards and methods. Akvaplan-niva has accredited environmental laboratories and conducts inter-calibration exercises with key Russian analytical laboratories. Senior experts from Akvaplan-niva Barents are Russian certified environmental auditors and members of the Environmental International Auditors Society.