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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.

    Reference projects
    Marine Youth Outreach

    Marine Youth Outreach

    An outreach project targeting pupils in secondary school in order to build a stronger coastal identity and pride within youth living in coastal societies in northern Norway. SALT, photographer Arthur Arnesen, electronica artist Benjamin Mørk and the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association travel three weeks a year to the northernmost regions to spend a whole day with the local youth. Together, we explore the value of the surrounding marine resources and the educational opportunities connected to them and for the future of the coast. We aim to increase awareness towards the possibilities northern Norway can offer, and motivate them to get the knowledge needed to participate in the region’s development.

    MALINOR – Mapping marine litter in the Norwegian and Russian Arctic Seas

    MALINOR – Mapping marine litter in the Norwegian and Russian Arctic Seas

    While plastic appeared to be a great invention as described by the french philosopher Roland Barthes in Mythologies (1957) who used the term “a plasticized world” for the benefit of all, today the enthusiasm for plastic would certainly not be the same. 8.3 Billion tons of plastic have been produced between 1950 to 2015 of which some ends up in the sea generating the so-called “marine litter” which poorly degrades, accumulates on the sea floor and on the shoreline causing major visual impact but also severe harm to marine life throughout the ecological chain. Marine litter is also present and increasing in the Arctic. While some mapping and characterization has been done, major gaps of knowledge to understand where the litter is distributed throughout the Norwegian, Barents, Kara Seas and the high Arctic and what it’s characteristics and sources are, remain unexplored.

    In this project, the main objective is to map areas of marine litter and describe its characteristics in the Arctic in collaboration with Russian institutions with a multi-disciplinary approach. We will extract data from the scientific & grey literature on the distribution of litter in the Norwegian Russian Arctic, identify ongoing activities on this topic both in Norway and Russia, build up a joint Norwegian Russian database, perform mapping using multidisciplinary approaches (robotics, digital solutions, GIS, satellite pictures), Collect offshore data using research cruises of opportunity, develop a predictive tool for litter distribution, and importantly, disseminate the findings to the students, public and policy makers both nationally in Norway and Russia and also internationally (EU, UNEP, Arctic Council). Through such a project, we believe that thorough science, along with professional communication to kids, education of students and delivering high quality information to policy makers, the enthusiasm for plastic may rise again!



    Large quantities of microplastics are constantly entering the oceans from landbased sources. The project FanpLESStic-Sea aims to reduce this problem, particularly in the Baltic Sea region.

    The project has three key targets:

    • increased knowledge of where microplastics come from and their transport pathways
    • evaluation of technology that can reduce microplastic or reduce microplastic leakage before reaching watercourses,
    • increased knowledge and commitment of decision makers through suggestions on how to implement cost-effective methods to reduce microplastics.

    The project has partners in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. SALT is the only Norwegian partner in the project.

    The project period is from January 1st 2019 to June 30th 2021, and the total budget of the project is 2 968 069 euro.

    Havet e mor di – A Crash Course in the meaning of the Coast

    Havet e mor di – A Crash Course in the meaning of the Coast

    SALT is responsible for planning and executing the conference «Havet e mor di» in July,

    We invite the next generation of decision makers to make sure that the future decisions are based on a solid knowledge about the coasts possibilities and challenges.

    Sponsors: The County of Nordland, Norsk Olje og gass, Bodøregionens utviklingsselskap, Træna municipality and Maritimt Forum.

    Current projects

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    Completed 2012