Nord Observations and Research on Marine Life

Nord Observations and Research on Marine Life

Nord Observations and Research on Marine Life 1000 1500 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Nord University – Norway

For the Ocean Decade, Nord University will consolidate and expand its observations on marine biodiversity in a variety of habitats using conventional and new technologies, and publish this data online through the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and other open access platforms for use by researchers and citizens. 

These include monitoring of zooplankton and benthos, collaboration with marineGEO, and new initiatives using webcams, eDNA and citizen science to increase availability of quality assured data and engagement with the public. 

Start Date: 01/05/2022
End Date: 01/01/2031 

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Marine Life 2030 

Lead Contact: Mark Costello (

challenges: 3- Sustainable Blue Food, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 7- Ocean Observations
host_programme: Marine Life 2030
ocean_basins: Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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