TURFALGAE workshop

TURFALGAE workshop Threats of turf algae on blue forestsOslo, 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 gather national and international leading […]

Blue Forests, Jazz and Tapas

Blue Forests, Jazz and Tapas Arendal, 15 August 2017 What are Blue Forests? Did you know that Blue Forests can help us fight climate change? Join us at this uplifting evening event with jazz from the famous musicians Rasmus Solem, Espen Larsen and Arild Nyborg. Come and meet our experts, partners and supporters and learn […]

Presentation at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters

Presentation at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters Oslo, 2 September 2017 On Monday 2th September, Hege Gundersen (NIVA) and Glen Peters (CICERO) were invited from The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to hold a presentation about Carbon uptake in forests – The Earths’ natural buffer for climate changes. Glen was dealing with the green […]

Interview at NRK Radio- Ekko

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 years of absence due to […]

How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

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 world today.What is the […]


KELCO WORKSHOP Role of kelp export in shaping adjacent benthic ecosystems: steps for international collaborationOslo, 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 benthic ecology to share data and information and identify and strengthen synergies amongst ongoing research […]