Nataly Marchenko

Nataly Marchenko

Nataly Marchenko

Research Associate

Phone: +47 79 02 33 69
Room: A 232

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

List of selected publications (PDF)

Research Associate in Arctic Technology Department at UNIS since 1 April 2011.

GIS and 3D-models for Work Package 1 – Data Collection and Process Modelling of the SAMCoT project – Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology, 2011–2018
UNIS Project Leader for the MARPART project (download PDF flyer) – Maritime Preparedness and International Partnership in the High North, 2014–2017
Coordination, Web-page for the SITRA – Safety of Industrial Development and Transportation Routes in the Arctic 2015–2018
Ice drift modeling for FIMA project – Field studies and modelling of sea state, drift ice, ice actions and methods of icebergs management on the Arctic shelf, 2015–2017

Previous work at UNIS:
January 2007 – December 2010:
Researcher in the PetroArctic project.
Task 8. Collection of ice pilot experiences from sealers. As a result, the book “Russian Arctic Seas. Navigational Conditions and Accidents” was published by Springer in 2012.

Marchenko NA (2016) Comparison of Sea Ice Products and data of drifting buyos. In proceeding of IAHR-ICE 16, Ann Arbor, US
Marchenko NA, Borch OJ, Markov SV, Andreassen N,  (2016) Maritime safety in the High North – risk and preparedness. In proceeding of the 26th ISOPE-2016. Rhodes, Greece.
Abramova A, Chernianskii S, Marchenko N, Terskaya E. (2016) Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in snow particulates around Longyearbyen and Barentsburg settlements, Spitsbergen. Polar Record. DOI:

Marchenko NA,  (2015) Ship traffic in the Svalbard area and safety issues. In: Proceeding of the 23rd POAC Trondheim, Norway
Marchenko NA, Marchenko A.V. (2015) Sea currents and ice drift in western part of Barents Sea. A comparison of data from floating and fixed on ice buoys. In: Proceeding of the 23rd POAC Trondheim, Norway
Marchenko NA, Borch OJ, Markov SV, Andreassen N,  (2015) Maritime activity in the High North – the range of unwanted incidents and risk patterns. In: Proceeding of the 23rd POAC Trondheim, Norway
Marchenko A.V., Kowalik Z. Brazhnikov D, Marchenko NA, Morozov EG,  (2015) Characteristics of sea currents in navigational strait Akselsundet in Spitsbergen. In: Proceeding of the 23rd POAC Trondheim, Norway

Marchenko NA (2014) Northern Sea Route. Modern State and Challenges. In proceedings of OMAE2014, San Francisco
Marchenko NA (2014) Floating Ice Induced Ship Casualties (PDF). In proceeding of IAHR14, Singapore
Marchenko NA (2014) Monitoring of sea currents and waves in Spitsbergen fjords. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-12294, EGU General Assembly 2014

Marchenko NA (2013) Safety of Maritime Operation and Sustainable Industrial Development in the Arctic (SMIDA). In: Proceedings of RAO/CIS Offshore 2013 (PDF)
Marchenko NA (2013) Navigation in the Russian Arctic. Sea Ice Caused Difficulties and Accidents. In: Proceedings of OMAE2013
Marchenko NA (2013) Geographical Informational Systems for Sustainable Arctic Technology (PDF). In: Proceedings of POAC13

Marchenko NA (2011) Dangerous ice conditions and accidents in Russian Arctic. In: Proceedings of POAC11
Marchenko NA (2009a) Experiences of Russian Arctic Navigation (PDF). In: Proceedings of the 20th international conference on port and POAC09
Marchenko NA (2009b) Ice conditions and human factors in marine accidents in the Arctic (PDF). In: Proceedings of TransNavigational symposium, Gdynya, Poland


January 2008 – March 2011:
Project secretary for two projects in Norwegian-Russian exchange programmes:

Safe Loading and Transport of Hydrocarbons from the Barents Sea (Safe LTHC)
Emerging persistent organic pollutants in the high North and North-Western Russia (NorthPOP)

January 2012 – September 2016:
Coordination, Web-page and e-room for the SMIDA project – Safety of Maritime operation and sustainable industrial development in the Arctic


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