Publications

Publications

Top 10 Trends for Blue Forests 2023
Top 10 Trends 2023 report   Continuing the tradition from last year, the Norwegian Blue Forest Network has gathered marine experts to assemble their joint overview of the greatest trends for blue forests research, management and policy over the course of the year. 2023 unfolded as a year of unprecedented challenges, from global warming to […]
The Kelp Industry: Opportunities, barriers & next steps
THE KELP INDUSTRY: OPPORTUNITIES, BARRIERS, AND NEXT STEPS Authors: Sunniva Tangen Haldorsen (NIVA), Gunhild Borgersen (NIVA), Arne Duinker (IMR), Peter Haugan (IMR), Cecilie Wathne (Norwegian Blue Forests Network)   Seaweed farming could become a major industry in Europe, with many predicting that the industry is about to take off. Among the countries in question is […]
Norwegian Executive Summary of Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests
Norwegian Executive Summary of Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests global synthesis report is the most comprehensive knowledge review on kelp to date, revealing the state of science on the world’s kelp forests and providing recommended actions to build the recovery […]
NFBN Spring 2023 Newsletter
NBFN SPRING 2023 NEWSLETTER Welcome to the NBFN’s biannual newsletter. Click on the image to view the Spring 2023 edition in PDF. Subscribe to our email list to receive our newsletter directly in your inbox! SUBSCRIBE TODAY
Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests
FULL REPORT – ENGLISH EXECUTIVE SUMMARY INTO THE BLUE: SECURING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR KELP FORESTS Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests global synthesis report is the most comprehensive knowledge review on kelp to date, revealing the state of science on the world’s kelp forests and providing recommended actions to build […]
Annual Report 2022
ANNUAL REPORT 2022 English version The importance of coastal ecosystems, including blue forests, continued to gain prominence in 2022. The UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27) final declaration included, for the first time, a dedicated sub-section on the ocean. Similarly, the biodiversity agreement adopted at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) commits members to effectively […]
Top Ten Trends of 2022
NBFN’S TOP TEN TRENDS OF 2022 2022 was a year of contrasts. On the one hand, there was growing interest in blue forests-related issues such as the blue economy, marine protection, and how the ocean can play a major role in lifting us out of the current climate and environmental crisis. On the other hand, […]
Annual Report 2021
A competence network established by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), GRID-Arendal and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR
Global estimates of the extent and production of macroalgal forests
Click to read the full article GlobAL ESTIMATES OF THE EXTENT AND PRODUCTION OF MACROALGAL FORESTS MAY 2022 Macroalgal habitats are believed to be the most extensive and productive of all coastal vegetated ecosystems. In stark contrast to the growing attention on their contribution to carbon export and sequestration, understanding of their global ex- tent […]
Nordic Blue Carbon
A project led by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), in cooperation with GRID-Arendal, the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Aarhus University and Åbo Akademi University.