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Analysing across agencies

Technical solutions from BarentsWatch are set to help an analysis unit at the Vardø vessel traffic service (VTS) centre in northern Norway with exposing illegal activity on the high seas.

Last changed: 05. February 2016

Cooling clashes through collaboration

Norway may have extensive sea areas, but conflicts nevertheless arise over their use. Co-existence is vital if several industries are to exploit the potential of these waters.

Last changed: 05. February 2016

Ready to help

The commitment among seafarers to assisting comrades and neighbours in trouble has always been strong, and has a long history.

Last changed: 22. January 2016

Seabirds

There is a wealth of bird species in Norwegian waters, ranging from the small dovekie to the great black-backed gull and the plunge diver the northern gannet. Some breed in bird cliffs, while others use Norway as their winter habitat.

Last changed: 21. January 2016

Algae – Part of the Mariculture of the Future

Natural resources are lying in wait along the entire Norwegian coast, but the use of algae for animal feed, fertilizers, and pharmaceuticals is still in the research phase in Norway.

Last changed: 21. January 2016

What Is the Arctic?

The Arctic is the area around the North Pole. But there is no simple definition of exactly what area the Arctic encompasses ­– rather, there are several such definitions.

Last changed: 21. January 2016

A Variety of Protected Areas along the Coast and at Sea

The protected areas along the coast and in the ocean aim to safeguard vulnerable and threatened ecosystems and conserve areas of international, national, and regional value.

Last changed: 21. January 2016

Better-informed fishing

Norway’s fishermen can now get official information directly on their chart plotter with the FishInfo service. Launched by the Norwegian Seafood Research Fund (FHF) and BarentsWatch, this aims to provide the right data at the right time in the right channel.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Reducing Marine Debris

Debris in the ocean stems from both terrestrial sources and boats, with plastic and fishing gear components representing the most serious threats to animal life. Efforts are being made, however, to clean up and reduce the amount of litter that reaches the ocean.

Last changed: 20. January 2016

Better Fishing through Research

By improving on today’s fishing gear, the research collaboration CRISP seeks to make fisheries more sustainable.

Last changed: 20. January 2016