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Arendal and the Norwegian South-Coast ("Sørlandet")Arendal and the Norwegian South-Coast ("Sørlandet")
Arendal, where GRID-Arendal has its offices, is the capital of the Norwegian province (Fylke) Aust Agder. Arendal is also centrally positioned in the Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway. The park covers an area of the Skagerak coast between Grenland in Telemark and Lindesnes in West Agder, including many hundreds of islands and skerries. The Sørland coast is one of the most important recreation areas of Norway and hosts a unique coastal ecosystem with special habitats and a rich biodiversity. Therefore tourism is regulated accordingly with special nature reserves and bird sanctuaries in place. The Ministry of Climate and Environment has given the governor (Fylkesmann) of Aust Agder the mandate to establish until 2016 the "Raet National Park", a marine park at the coast of the municipalities Arendal, Tvedestrand and Grimstad . With the Flødevigen Marine Biology Station of the Norwegian Marine Research Institute on Hisøy, since more than 125 years important marine research is taking place in the area. GRID-Arendal, which has its offices right at the waterfront of Arendal, is well connected to the marine environment and can explain and demonstrate its world-wide marine work and global environmental policies right out at its doorsteps. Arendal's and Sørlandet's ambitions to profile as environmental city and region has great potential for walking the talk locally what we are preaching globally about protecting the marine environment. The envisioned Sørland Archipelago National Park can become a great example.
Available online at: http://www.dirnat.no/content/500040680/Transekt-Skagerrak
Bird-ringing site, Jomfruland,  Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway,
Bird-ringing site, Jomfruland,  Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway,
Gravel Ridge ("Raet"), Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Tromøy
Gravel Ridge ("Raet"), Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Tromøy
Coastal Pine Forest, Hove, Tromøy
Wood Anemones (Anemone nemorosa) are flowering in the spring forrest on Jomfruland, Sørlandet, Norway
Greylag Geese (Anser anser), Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Langøy near Kragerø
Birdwatchers on Trommlingen, Sørlandet, Norway
Trommlingen, Sørlandet, Norway
Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Archipelago of Søgne
Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Archipelago of Søgne
Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Archipelago of Søgne
Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Archipelago of Søgne
Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Archipelago of Søgne
Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Archipelago of Søgne, Ny Hellesund
Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway, Archipelago of Søgne, Ny Hellesund
Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus), Herring Gull in background, Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway,  Store Torungen
Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus), Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway,  Store Torungen
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus), Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway,  Store Torungen
Lesser Black-backed Gull (Larus fuscus), Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway,  Store Torungen
Lesser Black-backed Gulls (Larus fuscus), Coastal Archipelago Park of the South Coast ("Sørlandet") of Norway,  Store Torungen
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