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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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transboundary governance

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

Caucasus Environment Outlook

In progress Mountains

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

Rapid Response Assessments

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

In progress Global

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

Transboundary Governance

Strong governance of marine and terrestrial systems results in a healthy and productive natural environment.

In progress Transboundary Governance

Fragility, Conflict and Security

Using information from Earth Observation technology to reduce environmental and human insecurity

In progress Global

The FishGuard Initiative

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

In progress Marine

Blue Carbon in West Africa

This activity will develop a strategic blue carbon assessment for the West African region.

In progress Coastal Habitats

Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

Develop and pilot tools and approaches for area based planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ).

In progress Marine

West Africa - Continuing extend continental shelves

This initiative builds on a 2014 joint submission to the UN to extend continental shelves beyond the current limit of 200 nautical miles.

In progress Global


The goal of the project is to strengthen knowledge management capacity and promote scaled-up learning of disseminated experiences...

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

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

UNEP Regional Seas

Support is being provided to the Tehran Convention Secretariat to contributes to peace and security in the Caspian region.

Completed Marine

Transboundary WRM - Lake Victoria

The project will produce an Atlas of Lake Victoria’s Changing Environment, including training for local experts to create similar atlases

Completed Transboundary Governance

Mountain Outlook Series

A series of policy assessments for different global mountain regions is being produced by GRID-Arendal and UN Environment.

Completed Mountains

Pacific Marine Atlases (MACBIO)

This project is providing maps and data to support marine spatial planning in the Pacific

Completed Marine

Masters in HOME

GRID-Arendal is developing a Masters Programme in Holistic Ocean Management (HOME) with Agder University in Norway and NMMU in South Africa.

Ideas in development Marine