Coastal Cleanup Day in Arendal
More than 50 volunteers scoured the beaches at Hove on Saturday, 9 May, picking up marine debris. The event was part of Strandryddedagen, the annual, nationwide volunteer effort to clean the bea ...
Published to 'News archive' 01 Jun 2015
GRID-Arendal on the move: Mapping Ecological Marine Units
Peter Harris, GRID-Arendal’s Managing Director, participated at a meeting convened by Esri and the U.S. Geological Survey to create a global map of ecological marine units that will support mari ...
Published to 'News archive' 04 Mar 2015
Deep Sea Minerals
Rising global demand for metals and developments in technology have recently renewed industry interest in exploring, and exploiting, deposits of deep sea minerals (‘DSM’). The 1982 UN Convention ...
Published to 'Deep sea minerals' 12 Dec 2013
Marine and coastal biodiversity conservation and sustainable use has been identified as one of the priorities for action under the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 of the Convention on ...
Published to 'Projects & Activities' 05 Dec 2013
Caspian Environmental Information Centre launched
The high-level representatives and delegations present at the fourth Conference of the Parties of the Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea (Tehran ...
Published to 'News archive' 07 Jan 2013
Abidjan Convention Sustainable Seas pilot workshop
Life on earth is fundamentally and inextricably linkedto the marine environment. Our oceans and seas regulate global processes such as climate and weather andprovide us a vast array of goods and ...
Published to 'Abidjan Convention' 12 Nov 2012
Green Economy in a Blue World - Full report
The world’s oceans and coasts – the Blue World – are the cornucopia for humanity. They provide us with food, oxygen and livelihoods.
Published to 'Green Economy in a Blue World' 30 Jul 2012
Many Strong Voices launches new website
New website launched for Many Strong Voices, a programme which links the Arctic and Small Island Developing States to meet the challenges of climate change.
Published to 'News archive' 15 Mar 2012
Why value the oceans? A discussion paper - February 2012
Oceans cover almost three-quarters of the planet, yet we are just beginning to discover the extent of the resources, both biotic and abiotic, that lie beneath their surfaces. We are also just be ...
Published to 'Why value the oceans?' 22 Feb 2012
State of the Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Environment
The Mediterranean Sea is complex in its ecology and its social dimensions. Twenty-one countries border the basin of this heavily used and highly valued sea. The Convention for the Protection of ...
Published to 'State of the Mediterranean' 22 Feb 2012
Tourism in the Marine Environment
The earth’s oceans play a crucial role in maintaining the global environmental equilibrium. Healthy and functioning oceans provide essential services to human communities that support economic w ...
Published to 'Details' 31 Dec 2011
Celebrating World Oceans Day - 8 June
GRID-Arendal, the Arendal Diving Centre/Diving Club and Flumill AS celebrated World Oceans Day with a series of events including a refreshing dip in the sea in front of the UN House.
Published to 'News archive' 08 Jun 2011
Sick Water? a finalist in the Digital Magazine Awards 2010
The Rapid Response Assessment report Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development is one of 10 finalists in the Digital Magazine Awards 2010 for News & Busine ...
Published to 'News archive' 25 Oct 2010
GRID-Arendal and InterRidge to sign Letter of Collaboration
GRID-Arendal and InterRidge are pleased to announce a Letter of Agreement (LoA) to be signed
with GRID-Arendal, to the establishment of a framework for cooperation on a number of marine environme ...
Published to 'Press releases' 02 Nov 2009
Sunne hav er den nye nøkkelen til å bekjempe klimaendringer
Cape Town, Nairobi, Roma, Paris, Arendal – Et 'blått karbon'-fond som kunne investere i vedlikehold og rehabilitering av viktige marine økosystemer bør vurderes av regjeringer som er opptatt av å ...
Published to 'Pressemeldinger (Norwegian)' 14 Oct 2009
Healthy Oceans New Key to Combating Climate Change
Cape Town, Nairobi, Rome, Paris — A ‘Blue Carbon’ fund able to invest in the maintenance and rehabilitation of key marine ecosystems should be considered by governments keen to combat climate change.
Published to 'Press releases' 14 Oct 2009
Blue Carbon - The Role of Healthy Oceans in Binding Carbon
A new Rapid Response Assessment report released 14 October 2009 at the Diversitas Conference, Cape Town Conference Centre, South Africa. Compiled by experts at GRID-Arendal and UNEP in collabora ...
Published to 'Blue Carbon' 14 Oct 2009
EarthWire Marine - New EarthWire edition launched
GRID-Arendal is proud to launch its newest edition of EarthWire.
EarthWire Marine is an environment news service that brings the latest news on the marine environment to you daily. The service ...
Published to 'News archive' 09 Jun 2009
Vital Water Graphics - 2nd Edition (2008)
An Overview of the State of the World’s Fresh and Marine Waters
The report presents an overview, through a set of graphics, maps and other illustrations, of the current state of the world’s fr ...
Published to 'Vital Water Graphics 2' 28 Oct 2008
In Dead Water
Merging of Climate Change With Pollution, Over-Harvest, and Infestations in the World's Fishing Grounds
A rapid response report that mapsthe multiple and combined impacts of pollution; alien i ...
Published to 'Complete collection' 15 Apr 2008
Our Precious Coasts
Marine pollution, climate change and the resilience of coastal ecosystems.
The ability of coral reefs to survive in a globally-warming world may crucially depend on the levels of pollution to w ...
Published to 'Our Precious Coasts' 29 Apr 2006
The UNEP Shelf Programme
The UNEP Shelf Programme is a partnership of international organizations with expertise in marine geoscience and maritime law, established to assist developing States and small island developing S ...
Published to 'Websites' 09 Nov 2005