Bluetrans – Ocean health in transition

Project description

Oceans are looked upon as the new economic frontier for sustainable development. Increased human activities are changing coastal ecosystems with implications for people living near the coast. In WP3 we use web-based PPGIS and invite 17 000 residents to map local perceptions of ocean health. We map their coastal places and concerns about environmental changes in northern Norway. University of Tromso is leading the participatory mapping of coastal areas with Norwegian Institute of Nature Research as partners and leaders of the overall Bluetrans project.


Research themes

Marine and coastal planning

Ecosystem management

Integrated landscape management

Project details

  • Start date:
    January 1, 2019
  • End date:
    December 31, 2021
  • Location:
  • Funded by:
    Norwegian Research Council, the Marine Program
  • Objectives:
    Collect data on people’s perception of ocean health and analyze how their priorities are related to industrial development.

Project contact

Per Fauchald

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research

Participating partners

Vera Helene Hausner (WP3 leader)

Arctic Sustainability Lab, University of Tromso

Stefan Gelcich

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Ben Halpern

NCEAS, University of California
Institute of Marine Research, NINA
Nofima, Norway

Related publications

Participatory Mapping Institute
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