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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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The FishGuard Initiative

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

In progress Marine

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Plastic Pollution

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

In progress Polar

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)

Caucasus Environment Outlook

In progress Mountains

Mapping and communication

Developing innovative tools to communicate using maps

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

H2020 - ResponSEAble - Ocean Literacy

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

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

H2020 ECOPOTENTIAL

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

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

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

Vanishing Treasures

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

In progress Mountains

Survey of the impact of the presence of microplastics in marine ecosystem

This questionnaire aims to understand your opinion on plastic/microplastic pollution in your marine ecosystem.

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

SeaBee

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

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

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

Blue Finance

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

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

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

Waste Management in Mountain Regions

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

In progress Mountains

The Pacific CTCN

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

In progress Marine

Blue Forests Project

The Blue Forests Project is a global initiative focused on harnessing the values associated with coastal carbon and ecosystem services...

In progress Coastal Habitats

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 Coastal Habitats

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

Pacific Marine Atlases (MACBIO)

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

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 Global

Nunataryuk H2020

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

In progress Polar

Nordic Blue Carbon

A research project funded by the Norwegian Environment Agency (2017-2020) on climate adaptation, carbon capture and long-term storage.

In progress Marine

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)

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

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

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

Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

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

In progress Marine

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

Grønn Dag

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

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Blue Carbon in West Africa

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

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

ECOTIP

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

In progress Polar

Investigative Environmental Journalism Grants

Increasing awareness of environmental crime issues through financial support to investigative environmental journalists

In progress Global

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

Fragility, Conflict and Security

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

In progress Global

European Marine Observation and Data Network - EMODnet

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

In progress Marine

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

Climate Leaders Training

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

In progress Global

Resilient Mountain Solutions

The Resilient Mountain Solutions (RMS) is an initiative developed and led by ICIMOD.

In progress Mountains

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

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

Marine Litter in the Arctic

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

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Marine Litter

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

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Rapid Response Assessments

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

In progress Global

Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP)

The Marine Debris Action Planner (MDAP) is a project funded by Innovation Norway in which GRID-Arendal and SALT are developing a service...

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

Blue Carbon

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

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

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

IW:LEARN

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

In progress Global

Transboundary Governance

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

In progress Transboundary Governance

ResilienSEA – Resilient Seagrasses

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

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

Invitation to share information on tackling marine litter and plastic pollution through Indigenous Knowledge Systems

The UNEP and GRID-Arendal invite you to participate in a survey to collect information on tackling marine litter and plastic pollution

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

University Course in Marine Management

Delivery of lectures to Master student at University in Agder

In progress Marine

Supporting the Global Peatlands Initiative

A Rapid Response Assessment to support the Global Peatlands Initiative.

In progress Global

Sanitation and Wastewater Atlas of Africa Workshop

In progress Waste & Marine Litter