• Affiliated Organization: Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI)
  • Fields: Climate and Environment, Climate Change, Environmental Science, Policy and Governance


Arild Moe
Research Professor at Fridtjof Nansens Institute
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Research Interests

Most of my research has been devoted to Russia, especially the energy sector and energy politics. I have written about the internal organization of the oil and gas industries, the potential for foreign participation and export policies. I have also studied the development of Russian climate policies and its relationship to the energy interests, and I am currently engaged in a project on consequences of climate change for economic development in Russia’s Arctic. Starting with participation in the International Northern Sea Route Programme (INSROP) I have conducted studies related to Arctic shipping, with emphasis on political and legal conditions for navigation on the Northern Sea Route. Norwegian policies in the High North, particularly related to Svalbard, has been a constant interest.

Background & Experience

Academic background

Cand. polit., University of Oslo (political science, Russian, public law) (1983)

Professional experience

  • Research professor, FNI (since 2018) 
  • Interim director, FNI (2002-04 and 2014-15)
  • Deputy director, FNI (1994-2014)
  • Adjunct Associate professor, Norwegian University Centre in St. Petersburg/ University of Oslo (2009-13)
  • Visiting scholar, Center for Russian and East European Studies, Stanford University (1990)
  • Employed at FNI since 1983

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