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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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oceans

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

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

ECOTIP

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

In progress Polar

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

Rapid Response Assessments

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

In progress Global

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

Blue Carbon

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

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

In progress Marine

Blue Finance

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

In progress Coastal Habitats

Seafloor habitats

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

In progress Marine

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

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

H2020 - ResponSEAble - Ocean Literacy

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

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

Marine Litter

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

In progress Waste & Marine Litter

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

Blue Solutions

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

Completed Marine

Blue Guardians

The Blue Guardians program is an international partnership to enhance climate resiliency for Small Island Developing States with a focus...

Ideas in development Global

TEEB4OC Development Project

UNEP has decided to re-boot the process of submitting a GEF Proposal related to TEEB4OC. This development project will focus on the step...

Ideas in development Global

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