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GRID-Arendal works on environmental and sustainability projects around the world. Use the filters to sort activities by type, partner, and more. 

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Fragility, Conflict and Security

Using information from Earth Observation technology to reduce environmental and human insecurity

In progress Global

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Plastic Pollution

Marine litter is everywhere and unfortunately, the Arctic Ocean is no exception.

In progress Polar

Supporting the Global Peatlands Initiative

A Rapid Response Assessment to support the Global Peatlands Initiative.

In progress Global

RiPL - Preventing plastic in Nepal rivers by strengthening the informal sector

As the population of Kathmandu increases, plastic usage and thereby waste generation is also growing

In progress Polar

Blue Finance

This project will continue to assist with the communication needs and expert advice needed by Blue Solutions.

In progress Coastal Habitats

Caucasus Environment Outlook

In progress Mountains

Vital Graphics

In order to inform environmental and development policy-making processes, UNEP keeps under review the state of the world environment.

In progress Global

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and the Blue Carbon Market

In progress Marine

Research to Inform Inclusive Management of the Cayar and Ufoyaal Kassa-Bandial MPAs in Senegal

The Cayal and Ufoyaal Kassa-Bandial marine protected areas (MPAs) were created in 2004 in the north and 2020 in the south of Senegal.

In progress Marine

Marine Litter

Marine litter and plastic pollution in the ocean is affecting ecosystems, economies and societies around the world.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

The African Marine Litter Outlook Pre-Publication Event

An online event to celebrate the pre-publication of the African Marine Litter outlook

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

IKHAPP

IKHAPP –International Knowledge Hub Against Plastic Pollution

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Household Waste Management

Environmentally sound management of household waste is one of the challenges faced by national governments and municipalities.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

The Pacific CTCN

Capacity development to access risks in the coastal zone associated with climate change

In progress Marine

ICES Seafloor Litter Categorization Test

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

GEF Marine Plastics Project

Developing a strategic roadmap to help guide the transition to circular plastic economies at local, national and global scales.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Environmental Crime Waste Traffic

With raising global consumption patterns the amounts of waste increases, and scrupulous waste management is threatened with the illegal...

In progress Global

Grønn Dag

Grønn Dag er et arrangement som setter fokus på miljø og bærekraftig husholdninger

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

The Mami Wata Project

The Mami Wata project applies and develops capacity on Integrated Ocean Management in countries of the African Atlantic coast.

In progress Marine

FARE Project

The FARE project is dedicated to creating the First steps towards an Assessment of plastic Risk to the Norwegian Environment.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Reinforcing fisheries' governance in Guinea

This project aims to reinforce the fisheries’ governance in Guinea and control IUU fishing activities in its Exclusive Economic Zone.

In progress Marine

The FishGuard Initiative

Enhancing governments’ presence at sea through the provision of low-cost intelligent technological solutions and local capacity building.

In progress Marine

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Panel at UNEA 5.2

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Source to Seas – Zero Pollution 2030 (SOS-ZEROPOL2030)

SOS-ZEROPOL2030 aims to develop a holistic zero pollution framework to guide the process towards achieving zero pollution in European seas

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Marine Litter in the Arctic

Marine litter is found even in the most remote parts of the Arctic.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

International policy development to combat marine litter

Marine litter and plastic pollution are global issues that affect the whole world.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

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.

In progress Global

University Course in Marine Management

Delivery of lectures to Master student at University in Agder

In progress Marine

Green Trail Concept

Focused on more environmentally responsible trail running.

In progress Mountains

European Marine Observation and Data Network - EMODnet

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

In progress Marine

ECOTIP

The ECOTIP project investigates ecosystem tipping points and their cascading effects in the Arctic, from melting ice to changing fisheries.

In progress Polar

Mapping and communication

Developing innovative tools to communicate using maps

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Seafloor habitats

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

In progress Marine

Oceanic Blue Carbon

Responding to the call from the UN Environment and the Global Environment Facility for innovative actions to help address climate change...

In progress Coastal Habitats

GOTHECA-NOCK

A pilot study of the drivers and impacts of freshwater discharge from glacial systems in Norway and the Chinese Karakoram.

In progress Polar

Blue Bijagos

Sustainable management of marine resources and improved livelihoods at MPAs in Bijagós Archipelago.

In progress Marine

Capacity development to catalyze actions and commitments at the national and global level to reduce plastic pollution including in the marine

The project aims to achieve strengthened country capacity for the identification of sources of plastic pollution

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Barents Sea Leadership on Marine Litter

The project aims to raise awareness, promote leadership and strengthen cooperation to reduce marine pollution in the region.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

PANORAMA - Solutions for a Healthy Planet

PANORAMA is a global partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across

In progress Marine

NIMPA +

The 9,500 km2 Namibian Islands’ Marine Protected Area (NIMPA) is an iconic area of outstanding marine biodiversity.

In progress Marine

CAMCA - Central Asian Mammals and Climate Adaptation

In progress Mountains

Teaterplassen 3 AS

GRID-Arendal's office is in an environmentally friendly building centrally located in the idyllic Tyholmen area Arendal

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

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

In progress Marine

Climate Leaders Training

This programme focuses on leadership issues related to natural resources, strengthen leadership and management competencies and mind-set

In progress Global

Progress, Practice and People: Experiences in Ocean Governance from the Regional Seas

In progress Marine

SEA-Quester

A new project that brings together 11 research institutions from across the Arctic to study the phenomenon of “polar blue carbon”.

In progress Marine

Rapid Response Assessments

This special series of reports fills the need for targeted and timely information about environmental challenges.

In progress Global

West Africa - Continuing extend continental shelves

This initiative builds on a 2014 joint submission to the UN to extend continental shelves beyond the current limit of 200 nautical miles.

In progress Global

IW:LEARN

The goal of the project is to strengthen knowledge management capacity and promote scaled-up learning of disseminated experiences...

In progress Global

Marine Pollution in the Arctic: Global Linkages and Global Solutions

GRID-Arendal hosted an event bringing together policymakers, ambassadors, experts and civil society on marine pollution in the Arctic.

In progress Polar

Mountain Talks – webinar series for mountaineers and guides

Mountain Talks bring together the latest perspectives on environmental & climate issues that affect the mountaineering & guiding community.

In progress Mountains

GRID-Arendal eBook Library

As part of its awareness programme, GRID-Arendal has prepared this collection of feature-rich eBook versions of selected publication...

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Wastewater management and sanitation provision in Africa

Developing and disseminating knowledge towards enhancing wastewater management and sanitation service delivery in Africa.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Arctic PASSION

Arctic PASSION is co-developing and implementing an Arctic observations system that is tuned to the needs of diverse users.

In progress Polar

ResilienSEA – Resilient Seagrasses

The ResilienSEA project aims to enhance the scientific expertise and management of seagrass meadows in seven West Africa countries.

In progress Marine

Nunataryuk H2020

Nunataryuk is a Horizon 2020 project which investigates the impact of permafrost thaw in Arctic coastal areas .

In progress Polar

Transboundary Governance

Strong governance of marine and terrestrial systems results in a healthy and productive natural environment.

In progress Transboundary Governance

AFRIPAC: Effective Capacity Building for Global Plastics Treaty in Africa

Aiming to empower 5 African nations to inform negotiations for the global plastics treaty by increasing knowledge, capacity & collaboration.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

100 African Voices

100 African Voices Map and Documentary

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

SeaBee

Norwegian Infrastructure for Drone-based research, mapping and monitoring in the coastal zone​

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Support for launch of the Nordic Report

GRID-Arendal is supporting release of the Nordic Council report "Possible Elements of a New Global Agreement to Prevent Plastic Pollution".

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Blue Carbon

This theme advances innovative nature-based coastal and marine climate solutions.

In progress Coastal Habitats

NATURICE - Changing social and cultural values of nature

How values and human-nature relationships are affected by biodiversity loss and climate change through a study of glacierized environments.

In progress Mountains

Waste Management in Mountain Regions

The project highlights both the challenges and the solutions for sound waste management in mountain regions.

In progress Mountains

Vanishing Treasures programme

Globally, around one million plant and animal species are now threatened with extinction...

In progress Mountains

Support to the Tehran Convention

Supporting the Interim Secretariat with the implementation of the Convention Program of Work and the organization of COP6.

In progress Marine

Beach Macro Litter Monitoring E-Course

Sustainable Seas Trust (SST) and GRID-Arendal are proud to announce the launch of a free online e-learning course for citizen scientists.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL

The project delivers products of Earth Observation data to understand and monitor changes to ecosystems.

In progress Mountains

Norwegian Blue Forests Network (NBFN)

The network’s goal is to advance the blue forest approach in addressing climate change and meeting the SDGs

In progress Coastal Habitats

Blue Carbon in West Africa

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

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 Global

Circular Economy on the African Continent

Working in collaboration with the African Circular Economy Network and Footprints Africa to fill the gap.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

University of the Arctic

The University of the Arctic is a cooperative network of more than 170 universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations.

In progress Polar

Plastics and Climate Change: policy recommendations

GRID-Arendal and partners have initiated a project to provide recommendations for how to better deliver on the climate agenda.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter