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.…