KELCO WORKSHOP

Role of kelp export in shaping adjacent benthic ecosystems: steps for international collaboration Oslo, 19-20 September 2017 The main goal of the KELCO workshop was to bring together national and international experts with different scientific backgrounds on kelp and...

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

Seagrasses help fight climate change in Norway Human activity releases 9.9 Gt of carbon every year. That’s 9,900,000,000 tonnes – equivalent to emissions from 2 billion passenger cars for one year. For perspective, there are just over a billion cars on the road in the...

Interview at NRK Radio- Ekko

On Wednesday 11th September, Hartvig Christie and Hege Gundersen were interviewed at NRK Ekko about the status of kelp forests in Norway and the role of blue forests in carbon uptake. Kelp forests along the Norwegian coast are slowly growing back after more than forty...

Blå skog, Jazz og Tapas

Arendal, 15 august 2017 Hva er blå skog? Og hvordan kan blå skoger hjelpe oss med å redusere effekten av klimaendringer? Bli med oss på et innholdsrikt kveldsarrangement med jazz fra de kjente musikerne Rasmus Solem, Espen Larsen og Arild Nyborg. Kom og møt våre...

En verden av potensiale under havoverflaten

Langs hele kyststripa vår vokser det unike marine skoger, som fisk, sjødyr og vi mennesker er avhengig av. De kalles blå skoger og i Norge består disse av tang, tare og ålegress. De blå skogene er i tillegg unike i klimasammenheng. Bevaring av de blå skogene er...

TURFALGAE workshop

Threats of turf algae on blue forests Oslo, 31 May - 2 June 2017 With support from NBNF and RCN (The Research Council of Norway), NIVA arranged an international workshop on turf algae and the threats they pose to kelps and seagrasses. The aim of the workshop was to...