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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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H2020 - ResponSEAble - Ocean Literacy

ResponSEAble - Protecting the ocean: our collective responsibility, our common interest - Supporting the development of cost-effective ocean

In progress Marine

Mapping and communication

Developing innovative tools to communicate using maps

In progress Marine

Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

Develop and pilot tools and approaches for area based planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ).

In progress Marine

Addressing Marine Litter - A Systemic Approach

The impacts of marine plastic pollution range from ecological to socioeconomic, and cost the world at least US$8 billion dollars per year.

In progress Marine

Marine litter predictive mapping

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

In progress Marine

Blue Solutions

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

In progress Marine

University Course in Marine Management

Delivery of lectures to Master student at University in Agder

In progress Marine

Pacific Marine Atlases (MACBIO)

This project is providing maps and data to support marine spatial planning in the Pacific

In progress Marine

European Marine Observation and Data Network - EMODnet

Making European data available to support the Maritime Spatial Planning and the Blue Economy

In progress Marine

Seafloor habitats

Maps of seafloor habitats are important predictors of biodiversity and a key input into marine spatial planning

In progress Marine

Blue Carbon in West Africa

This activity will develop a strategic blue carbon assessment for the West African region.

In progress Marine

Peace building and Law of the Sea in the Pacific Ocean

This project works with 14 Pacific Islands Countries to finalise extended continental shelf boundaries.

In progress Marine

UNEP Regional Seas

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

Completed Marine

Masters in HOME

GRID-Arendal is developing a Masters Programme in Holistic Ocean Management (HOME) with Agder University in Norway and NMMU in South Africa.

Ideas in development Marine

Mercury - Losing Generations

Ideas in development Marine


Combatting Criminal Fisheries in the SIDS (CrimFish) Pirate fishing (fisheries theft or poaching) by nationals of one country in another...

Ideas in development Marine