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GRID-Arendal works on projects all around the world. To make it easier to find out what we're doing, we have organized our activities by programme, theme and partner. Find out more by selecting the project below.

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Blue Solutions

The Blue Solutions Initiative develops capacity and supports knowledge exchange on successful approaches to marine and coastal management.

Completed Marine

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity of our Oceans (TEEB-Oceans)

Our work in this area responds to the growing demand from decision makers to better manage human activities and their impact on marine biodiversity and ecosystems.



Every couple of years UN Environment takes the global environmental temperature.

Completed Global

Marine litter predictive mapping

This pilot project develops a shoreline map to define coastal areas with different likelihood of accumulating beach litter.

Completed Marine

Marine and coastal satellite services to track environmental crime activities (MASTREC)

The MASTREC project focuses on the detection of trafficking of illegal rosewood from Madagascar and illegal charcoal from Somalia/Kenya.

Completed Global

Limpopo River Basin

The project will produce an Atlas of the Limpopo River Basin’s Changing Environment, with a particular focus on drought and floods

Completed Terrestrial

Arendalsuka 2019


Polar View

The objective of the Polaris program is to respond to the evolving demands for space-based monitoring of the Polar Regions

Completed Polar

Responsible Resource Extraction

Meeting the environmental, social and governance challenges of non-renewable resource extraction.

Completed Terrestrial

Transboundary WRM - Lake Victoria

The project will produce an Atlas of Lake Victoria’s Changing Environment, including training for local experts to create similar atlases

Completed Terrestrial

Environmental Assessment Guidelines - a writing marathon

GRID-Arendal is managing the development of updated Integrated Enviromental Assessment guidelines for UN Environment

Completed Global

H2020 BlueBRIDGE

Using cloud computing to analyse marine protected areas

Completed Global

Organized environmental crime in EECCA

Completed Global

Abu Dhabi Blue Carbon Demonstration Project

Improving the understanding of carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services that coastal and marine ecosystems provide in Abu Dhabi.

Completed Coastal Habitats

Green & Blue Economy

GRID-Arendal’s Green Economy Programme supports UN Environment to meet policy, modelling, capacity building and reporting goals for its Green Economy work.

Completed Global

Environmental Crime Waste Traffic - iPhone app

Phone app developed specifically for custom officers and the police to help track down Environmental Crime Waste Trafficking

Completed Global

UNEP Regional Seas

Support is being provided to the Tehran Convention Secretariat to contributes to peace and security in the Caspian region.

Completed Marine

UNEP National Air Quality Monitoring

UNEP and GRID-Arendal are entering into this SSFA with the overall objective of co-operating on providing assistance with the deployment...


Mountains & SDGs

Mountains cover 25 percent of the world’s land surface, and directly support 12 percent of the world’s population living within mountain...

Completed Mountains



GRID-Arendal's 30th Anniversary Celebration

GRID-Arendal celebrates its 30th Anniversary on 13 August 2019 during Arendalsuka

Completed Comms & Outreach (General)

Many Strong Voices (MSV)

GRID-Arendal and the University College London coordinate Many Strong Voices that brings together people from the Arctic and Small Island...

Completed Global

UNEP IEA Guidelines

The practice of integrated environmental assessment (IEA) has evolved significantly since the last set of guidance which was developed by UN

Completed Global

Internasjonale Dager

Since 2006, GRID-Arendal has taken part in the annual celebration of Internasjonale Dager, a week-long event in late October...

Completed Comms & Outreach (General)