Every couple of years UN Environment takes the global environmental temperature.
The BlueBRIDGE project is a collaborative project that will deliver cloud based tools (known as virtual research environments or VREs) to support science and management of marine resources. GRID-Arendal is developing two VREs as part of this project. The first will provide tools to report on the ecological features (e.g. seamounts, canyons, seagrass, mangroves etc) that are represented in marine protected areas across the globe. This VRE will allow countries to quickly develop reports on their protected areas which can be used to assist in marine spatial planning and reporting against Aichi target 11.
The second VRE will provide tools to investigate the links between mangroves and aquaculture development using satellite remote sensing data. This VRE will initially focus on Indonesia, which is recognised globally for its extensive mangroves. The tools developed in this VRE will be especially relevant to developing coastal states to inform their coastal management decision and will also have direct relevance to assessing Blue Carbon.
Develop and pilot tools and approaches for area based planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ).
ResponSEAble - Protecting the ocean: our collective responsibility, our common interest - Supporting the development of cost-effective ocean
GRID-Arendal is managing the development of updated Integrated Enviromental Assessment guidelines for UN Environment