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30 by 30: how to restore the kelp forests?
30 BY 30: HOW TO RESTORE THE KELP FORESTS? Barbro Taraldset Haugland – Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norway   A couple of years into the UN Decade of Ocean Science, there is increased focus on restoring blue forests along the coastline. In December, Norway signed the UN Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, where one of […]
NBFN at Arendalsuka 2023
NBFN AT ARENDALSUKA 2023 During Arendalsuka, experts, politicians, and industry representatives gathered in  GRID-Arendal’s back garden to discuss what it will take to further develop the seaweed industry in Norway and Europe.  Watch the full event on YouTube Norway is in many regards an ideal country for cultivating seaweed, with tangle, rockweed, and sugar kelp growing […]
The Kelp Industry: Opportunities, barriers & next steps
THE KELP INDUSTRY: OPPORTUNITIES, BARRIERS, AND NEXT STEPS Authors: Sunniva Tangen Haldorsen (NIVA), Gunhild Borgersen (NIVA), Arne Duinker (IMR), Peter Haugan (IMR), Cecilie Wathne (Norwegian Blue Forests Network)   Seaweed farming could become a major industry in Europe, with many predicting that the industry is about to take off. Among the countries in question is […]
Seaweed, Kelp and Sustainable Food Production: Opportunities and barriers for the industry
Arendalsuka 2023 event Seaweed, Kelp and Sustainable Food Production: Opportunities and barriers for the industry Wednesday, August 8th from 19:00 – 20:30 at the GRID-Arendal back garden Event will be streamed (in Norwegian) For an overview of this topic, see our latest publication, ‘The kelp industry: Opportunities, barriers, and the path forward’ (in Norwegian) Add event […]
Norwegian Executive Summary of Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests
Norwegian Executive Summary of Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests global synthesis report is the most comprehensive knowledge review on kelp to date, revealing the state of science on the world’s kelp forests and providing recommended actions to build the recovery […]
NFBN Spring 2023 Newsletter
NBFN SPRING 2023 NEWSLETTER Welcome to the NBFN’s biannual newsletter. Click on the image to view the Spring 2023 edition in PDF. Subscribe to our email list to receive our newsletter directly in your inbox! SUBSCRIBE TODAY
Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests
FULL REPORT – ENGLISH EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTO THE BLUE: SECURING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR KELP FORESTS Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests global synthesis report is the most comprehensive knowledge review on kelp to date, revealing the state of science on the world’s kelp forests and providing recommended actions to build […]
Launch Event: Webinar for UNEP Reports on Kelp and Mangrove Forests
LAUNCH EVENT: WEBINAR FOR UNEP REPORTS ON KELP AND MANGROVE FORESTS Join UNEP and partners GRID-Arendal, the Norwegian Blue Forests Network and UNEP-WCMC for a webinar on May 2nd 15.00 CEST to launch of two new reports: Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests and Decades of Mangrove Forest Change: What does it mean […]
Norway is betting on blue forests
Norway is betting on blue forests By Cecilie Wathne (NBFN), Torill Sateroy (GRID-Arendal, NBFN) and Brian Tsuyoshi Takeda (Urchinomics) One Ocean Week got off to a strong start with the Norwegian government’s ocean conference on Monday, April 17th. In addition to choosing blue forests as one of the themes for the day, the government came up […]
High integrity nature-based carbon offsetting is vital in the fight against climate change
High Integrity Nature-Based Carbon Offsetting is Vital in the Fight Against Climate Change By Steven Lutz, Senior Programme Officer and Blue Carbon Lead, GRID-Arendal. Repost from GRID-Arendal The conservation and restoration of carbon-rich mangrove forests is an important nature-based climate solution that can assist in mitigating the global climate crisis. Mangrove root in Indonesia. Steven […]