Blue Forests Week

Blue Forests Week is an annual event organised by the Norwegian Blue Forests Network (NBFN). In 2023, we arranged our main seminar as part of Arendalsuka. You can read more about the 2022 Blue Forests Week below, which shows the type of seminars and webinars we normally hold.

BLUE FORESTS WEEK 2022

NOV. 29 – DEC. 1

The Norwegian Blue Forests Network hosted the 3rd Annual Blue Forests Week on 29 November – 1 December 2022. Please see below for the event aims and programme. 

We are facing a triple planetary crisis: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. Blue forests help to address this crisis by capturing and sequestering carbon, nurturing marine biodiversity, improving water quality, and shielding coastal communities from erosion, storms, and flooding. Yet globally these ecosystems are declining at an alarming rate.

During Blue Forests Week 2022, we will examine current efforts to manage these ecosystems: what has worked, what hasn’t worked, and how can we best scale up efforts to protect and restore blue forests?

Blue Forest Week 2022 will begin with two online webinars on November 29th and 30th and will conclude with a hybrid seminar in Oslo on December 1st.

Participation is free and open to all. Please see below for the programme details of each event, as well as recordings and information from previous Blue Forests Weeks.

ALL BLUE FORESTS WEEK 2022 EVENTS

Norwegian blue forests: What is being done, what more is needed?
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
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
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. […]