Troms Arctic Archipelago in Norway (NUT2 Nord-Norge, code NO07) Demonstrations in Troms

Why this Demo?

The Arctic Archipelago of Karlsøy has around 600 islands with a rich sea, diverse coastal culture and 11 protected areas. It hosts Europe’s largest kelp forests, which provide habitat for a variety of small animals and fish species, as well as impressive seabird colonies, abundant fish and mammals.

Nature-based Solutions and measures can contribute to climate resilience, biodiversity revitalisation and higher ocean productivity, carbon storage, as well thriving communities that benefit from these ecosystem services. These of which also build resilience for future pressures caused by a warming Arctic and climate change.

Demonstrations in Norway will:

  • Large scale ecosystem restoration of kelp forest ecosystems through a collaboration between science, business, local authorities and citizens.
  • Develop ecotourism & sustainable tourism destination, largely driven by the intention to protect ecosystems and contribute to Nature-based Solutions in and outside marine protected areas.
  • Application of Ecosystem-based Management to protect and restore biological diversity and enhance resilience to climate change.

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