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Protecting eelgrass beds – critical habitats for cod juveniles

During the summer, researchers from Akvaplan-niva have been in the field investigating the distribution and role of eelgrass in several fjords of northern Norway. Eelgrass is a vascular plant that covers the silt and clay bottom of areas of the coastal seafloor and serves as important habitat for juveniles of cod and other fish species. Fish as well as crustaceans [...] Read More

Posted on 21/08/2012 • News Categories: Featured News

Creating adaptation strategies for small-scale aquaculture farmers

A consortium of partners gathered by the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific has been involved in the Aqua-Climate Project: a project involving Akvaplan-niva to strengthen the adaptive capacities of small-scale farmers to climate change. Funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the aims of the project, were to identify the likely short to medium-term impacts of climate [...] Read More

Posted on 07/06/2012 • News Categories: Featured News

Managing Our Water Quality

Akvaplan-niva will perform an environmental impact investigation of the marine areas adjacent to Northern Norway's largest city - Tromsø. The investigation, which begins this spring, is being conducted for Troms municipality. It will include monitoring in the coastal zone of sub-litoral soft bottom fauna, litoral communities, organic carbon in sediments, contaminants in sediment, contaminants in biota as well as two [...] Read More

Posted on 18/04/2012 • News Categories: Featured News

Sustainable Marine Management

The European Union has established an integrated maritime policy to address the growing importance of maritime activities and the associated increased potential for negative impacts to the marine environment. Akvaplan-niva is leading a program that will create a modeling system for integrated ecosystem based impact assessments and that will improve the scientific foundation for sustainable management of Europe's sub-Arctic to Arctic seas. [...] Read More

Posted on 22/02/2012 • News Categories: Featured News

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