Karlsoy Kommune (KM)

The Norwegian demo will take place within the municipality of Karlsøy – a coastal archipelago in Troms, characterized by its many islands, large sea area, vast kelp forests and abundant wildlife. The municipality itself is an important partner in the project, as they have a high degree of autonomy both politically and administratively. They are also responsible for ensuring that the residents receive basic welfare benefits. The population is approximately 2,150, and fishing and aquaculture are the largest industries. Within the municipality’s borders, there is a marine protected area which is locally governed.