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New video on kelp forests

New video on kelp forests

What you wanted to know about kelp but were afraid to ask   Kelp Forests are underwater ecosystems formed in shallow waters. Although they look very much like plants, kelps are actually large brown algae. Kelp forests have been described as one of the most...

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Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017

At NBFN we take pride in our work for blue forests. 2017 saw a myriad of activities; from scientific trips to the lush seagrass meadows and kelp forests, and policy engagement at the historic UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goal 14, “The Ocean Conference", to...

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Integrating mangrove forests into REDD+ workshop

Integrating mangrove forests into REDD+ workshop

Organised by the Norwegian Blue Forest Network and Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) Oslo, October 16-17   The goal of the workshop was to identify key challenges and potential solutions for integrating mangroves into REDD+ strategies....

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KELCO WORKSHOP

KELCO WORKSHOP

Role of kelp export in shaping adjacent benthic ecosystems: steps for international collaboration Oslo, 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...

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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...

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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...

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