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

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...

Et surere hav får denne taren til å vokse

Havforsuring påvirker planter og dyr i sjøen på ulike måter. Nå viser det seg at vår vanligste tare faktisk vil kunne trives godt i et surere hav. I det moderne samfunnet vårt slipper vi ut store mengder CO2 til atmosfæren. Utslippene fører til at nivåene øker både i...

ÅRSRAPPORT 2017

Vi i NBFN er stolt av vårt arbeid innen blå skog. I 2017 hadde vi et mangfold av ulike aktiviteter, fra forskningsturer i de frodige sjøgrassengene og tareskogene, tilstedeværelse på det historiske FN-toppmøtet om bærekraftsmål 14 «The Ocean Conference», til...

Tareskogane nesten borte i Skagerrak

Rundt 80 prosent av tareskogen langs norskekysten mot Skagerrak har vorte borte sidan 2002. Over heile verda minkar tareskogane med farleg fart til fordel for slamhaldige trådalgar. Det viser eit oversyn som Norsk institutt for vassforsking (Niva) har laga. – Det er...

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...