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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

Rapid Response Assessments

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

In progress Global

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

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

UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Plastic Pollution

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

In progress Polar

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


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

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

Grønn Dag

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

In progress Comms & Outreach (General)

The FishGuard Initiative

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

In progress Marine

Waste Management in Mountain Regions

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

In progress Mountains

Marine Litter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marine Litter in the Arctic

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

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

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...

Completed Waste & Marine Litter

Marine litter predictive mapping

This pilot project develops a shoreline map to define coastal areas with different likelihood of accumulating beach litter.

Completed Waste & Marine Litter


Every couple of years UN Environment takes the global environmental temperature.

Completed Global