New Insight into the Fate of Blue ‘Kelp’ Carbon

New Insight into the Fate of Blue ‘Kelp’ Carbon

A New research paper in Nature Scientific Reports shows that detached kelp fragments can be transported many kilometers, and have the potential to rapidly reach the continental shelf where they can be consumed by deep sea animals or get buried into sediments. The...
Marine life – deep sea heroes fighting climate change

Marine life – deep sea heroes fighting climate change

Most efforts to address carbon emissions focus on land-based solutions such as conserving or replanting forests. However, marine life may be unlikely heroes in our fight against climate change and in avoiding the major global disasters warned of in the latest report...
New video!

New video!

What if someone told you that you could use seaweed as an ingredient in your bread, drink water from a seaweed-membrane bottle, and use seagrass as a primary raw material for your mobile phone case or your sunglasses?     Covering more than two-thirds of the planet,...
NBFN on Arendalsuka 2018

NBFN on Arendalsuka 2018

“Bærekraftig vekst i de blå skogene”   Velkommen til Norsk nettverk for Blå Skogs kveldsarrangement, torsdag 16/8 kl 19 – 22, Le Monde Arendal.   Rebekka, Manuel, Stavros, Siri og Trond kommer! Kommer du?   Del gjerne med kolleger som du tror er...
Establishing an International Seagrass Experts Network

Establishing an International Seagrass Experts Network

Towards an international seagrass science, policy and conservation agenda, International Seagrass Biology Workshop 13–15 June 2018, Singapore Seagrass meadows are critical to the functioning of healthy and productive coasts around the world, but unfortunately, they...
NBFN at The REDD+ Exchange 2018

NBFN at The REDD+ Exchange 2018

Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2018, 27-28 June, Oslo This session follows from a preparatory workshop organized jointly by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative and NBFN last autumn. In his introduction, Minister of Environment and Climate, Ola Elvestuen...
New video on kelp forests

New video on kelp forests

What you wanted to know about kelp but were afraid to ask   Kelp Forests are underwater ecosystems formed in shallow waters. Although they look very much like plants, kelps are actually large brown algae. Kelp forests have been described as one of the most...