March 23, 2017

The WP1 winter sampling is underway in Sommarøy and weather conditions are pretty intense. But our 'dream team' met the challenge with a huge dive day right out of the gates. Now we are processing samples and watching a 35 knot gale to blow by. Exciting work still to d...

February 20, 2017

Dive video from August and October 2016 field work in Malangen Fjord, Northern Norway. Video shows fragments, thalli and particles of detached kelp leaving the kelp forests and entering nearby habitats.  

January 31, 2017

KELPEX is collaborating with two other projects at Norwegian Institute of Water Research (KelpPro and KelpFate) to develop particle transportation model that simulates the movement of drift material out of kelp forests in the Malangen fjord. This should help us underst...

December 1, 2016

The Fjord i Nord cruise on G.O. Sars provided an excellent opportunity to assess detrital kelp abundance and distribution in an arctic fjord where kelp forests have recently recovered. The cruise took place in the Porsanger fjord. Participants for KELPEX were Eva Ramir...

October 19, 2016

Work packages 1 and 2 completed the second field campaign in Malangen fjord to obtain measures of production, erosion and decomposition of kelp detritus. The newest addition to the dream team definitely pulled his weight by weighing and measuring kelp for 6 days straig...

August 10, 2016

A research group from NIVA (NO), RUC (DK), UiO (NO) and AWU (AU) will be working in the Malangen fjord 8-19 August, identifying suitable sampling sites and conducting the first studies on production, growth and decomposition of kelp (WP1) as well as initiating the beac...

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