Norwegian blue forests: What is being done, what more is needed?

NORWEGIAN BLUE FORESTS: WHAT IS BEING DONE, WHAT MORE IS NEEDED? (HYBRID EVENT) We need blue forests. Kelp forests, seagrass meadows, and salt marshes capture and sequester carbon, boost biodiversity, improve water quality, and prevent coastal erosion. They are fundamental to Norway’s ocean economy, including the fishing industry. Yet many of Norway’s blue forests are…

Unsung heroes: the hidden value of seagrass meadows

Unsung heroes: the hidden value of seagrass meadows Seagrass meadows are important for climate change mitigation, biodiversity, fisheries, food security, coastal protection, and much more. Yet they continue to diminish and disappear at an alarming rate. We will explore the rate and reasons for this decline, as well as the many benefits that these ecosystems…

Learning from the Meadows: Pathways for seagrass conservation and restoration

Learning from the Meadows: Pathways for seagrass conservation and restoration We need to stop, and ideally reverse, the rapid and continued decline of seagrass meadows. Doing so requires placing a greater value on these ecosystems as well as employing an ecosystem-based approach to management. In some cases, actively restoring lost seagrass meadows may be appropriate.…

Blue Forests of Oslo: Planting seagrass with children to save the fjord (Hybrid event)

Location: Oslofjord Museum (or digital)Date: 29 September 2022 at 08.45 – 09.45Register: Form here Eelgrass beds are marine underwater beds formed by the seagrass eelgrass. They constitute an important nature type that houses a rich biological diversity and produces a number of ecosystem services. Researcher Kristina Øie Kvile from NIVA, the Norwegian Institute for Water…

Watch Blue Forests Week 2022

BLUE FORESTS WEEK 2022 recordings Follow along with each day’s live events and watch all recordings available after each session.  Webinar #1  Tuesday, November 29th Unsung heroes: The hidden value of seagrass meadows (English) https://youtu.be/3sycJA7nIPs WEBINAR #2 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH Learning from the meadows: Pathways for seagrass conservation and restoration (English) https://youtu.be/K1mFAh-Tc_I oslo seminar Thursday,…

Global estimates of the extent and production of macroalgal forests

Click to read the full article GlobAL ESTIMATES OF THE EXTENT AND PRODUCTION OF MACROALGAL FORESTS MAY 2022 Macroalgal habitats are believed to be the most extensive and productive of all coastal vegetated ecosystems. In stark contrast to the growing attention on their contribution to carbon export and sequestration, understanding of their global ex- tent…