Blue Forest Week: Day 3 (Nov 18)

Day 3: Thursday 18 November

09:30 - 12:30

Session 5

09:30 - 10:20

Language: Norwegian

A course correction for Norwegian coastal ecosystems?

There is a crisis in the Oslo Fjord. Activities along the coast and in the rivers have a number of negative consequences for blue forests. Sewage discharge, runoff from agriculture and extensive fishing must be controlled if we are to improve the conditions. The water management plans, which the counties will adopt this autumn, will ensure that fresh water and coastal water have a good ecological and chemical status. The comprehensive action plan for the Oslo fjord will supplement and strengthen the water management plans. Are the measures enough for kelp forests, seagrass beds and fish stocks to survive and continue to thrive?


Helhetlig tiltaksplan for Oslofjorden


Vannforvaltningsplan for Innlandet – Viken


Hva kan en kystkommune gjøre for å stanse kloakkutslipp?



Hva mener fritidsfiskerne?


Hva mener yrkesfiskerne?


10:20 - 10:30

Session 6

10:30 - 11:30

Language: Mostly English

Blue forests in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

This session will outline the challenges and opportunities for blue forest restoration. Topics will span novel tools that build resilience to climate change, upscaling strategies to match the scale of loss, and global initiatives.

The session will end with a panel debate on whether to prioritise restoring natural blue forests or to focus instead on aforestation – creating new forests using artificial reefs or green coastal and offshore infrastructure.


Introduction // Introduksjon


Restoration of lost kelp forest: from liming to kelp columns // Restaurering av tapt tareskog: fra kalking til taresøyler


Experiences with restoration of boulder reef habitats in Danish waters


Building the blue economy through seaforestation


How can sushi and voluntary divers contribute to the restoration of kelp forests? // Hvordan sushi og frivillige tarevoktere kan bidra til restaurering av tareskog


Innovative mangrove restoration using drone technology

Blue discussions

11:30 - 12:30
Blue Discussions

An opportunity for participants and speakers to further discuss the topics of the day and network with each other.

Language: Norwegian