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    SALT has carried out a wide variety of projects tied to the sea and coast. The size and format of end products vary by project, but all are knowledge based and visually appealing. SALT´s goal is to always deliver according to the motto «academically strong – vibrant delivery», regardless whether we are delivering within research, consultancy or outreach. Client feedback testifies that SALT delivers according to promise.

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    Report on Marine Litter

    Report on Marine Litter

    The Report «Marine Litter: Knowledge, Actions and Needs» (only available in Norwegian) is generated by SALT for the Ministry of Transport and Communications, -at the temporary secretary for a feasible oil-protection and environmental center in the Lofoten/Vesterålen Islands. The report gives a thorough summary on the knowledge on marin litter, – and important tools in management, methods, technology and surveillance og marine litter in Norway. The report also comprise management of waste from fisheries and aquaculture.

     
    Marine Debris Action Planner (MAP)

    Marine Debris Action Planner (MAP)

    Effective site selection is a key component of maximizing litter removal during coastal clean-up actions, particularly along complex and remote coastlines, such as we have in the Arctic. SALT is therefore developing a GIS-based predictive model to identify marine litter hotspots in collaboration with GRID-Arendal; mostly in Lofoten, but we are also working to generalize the model nationally and internationally.

    The model is based on identifying the characteristics of the coastline affecting the potential for litter accumulation. Work with beach gradient, for example, has revealed a clear threshold value where high densities of litter are extremely unlikely along shores steeper than approximately 20 degrees. Other factors being investigated include coastline shape, fetch and orientation of the coastline relative to prevailing winds, and substrate. In addition, we are also investigating correlations between litter densities and proximity to local sources of litter, such as population density in the surrounding area, distance to nearest road, river and port, and the amount of nearby fishing activity.

    The model is quantitative in nature, and based on rigorous field work, followed by independent validation in the field. Consequently, the model stands apart from most other beach litter hotspots modeling efforts as being underpinned by actual registrations of beach litter.

    A preliminary study was completed in Lofoten in 2017. Extensive field work has been carried out in 2018, and a completed model for Lofoten and Vesterålen will be ready in the first half of 2019. Field work and further model development nationally will also be carried out in Finnmark and an area in southern Norway in 2019. International model development and testing will take place in 2020.

     
    Fishing For Litter

    Fishing For Litter

    Fishing for Litter is a 2 years test project (2016-2017) inviting fishing boats to take part in the clean up of marine litter. The boats collect marine litter that is trapped in their fishing gear. The fishing industry contributes to an enhanced environmental profit and better attitude regarding marine litter. Three big Norwegian fishing harbors have containers for this collected litter.

     
    Framework Agreement with the Norwegian Research Council

    Framework Agreement with the Norwegian Research Council

    SALT is, along with other subcontractors, part of a framework agreement with the Norwegian Research Council. We deliver text services within the areas: “Climate and environment”, “Fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture” and the annual “Research Days”. The agreement contains both written and visual dissemination of knowledge.

     
    Johan Castberg

    Johan Castberg

    This project explores possible effects for the livestock- and fisheries industry on the different alternatives for development and operation for the oil-field Johan Castberg. SALT was responsible for gathering knowledge on coastal fisheries, sami fisheries and recreational fisheries who will possibly be affected by the development of the field. The assignment entailed conducting interviews with relevant actors within fisheries and affected muncipalities.

    Current projects

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    Completed 2012