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Name
GRID-Arendal
Native name
GRID-Arendal
Address
Teaterplassen 3 Postboks 183
Zipcode
N-4802
City
Arendal
Country
Norway
Phone
+47 47 64 45 55
Fax
+47 37 03 50 50
Email
grid@grida.no
Centre Website
http://www.grida.no

organisation profile

GRID-Arendal is a centre collaborating with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).  Established  in 1989  by the Government of Norway as a Norwegian Foundation, its mission is to communicate environmental information to policy-makers and facilitate environmental decision-making for change.  It  is based in Arendal, Norway and have offices in Ottawa, Canada and Stockholm, Sweden.

GRID-Arendal is supporting informed decision making and awareness-raising through:

  • Environmental information management and  assessment
  • Capacity building services
  • Outreach and communication tools,  methodologies and products

As UNEP's Key Polar Centre, it is involved with initiatives in the Polar Regions, and increasingly, it is broadening its focus on sustainable development of the oceans and coasts elsewhere in the world. The staff consists of a diverse team of international professionals.  Through a dynamic portfolio of projects, they partner with various organizations to facilitate free access to and exchange of information in support of decision making and to promote a sustainable future.

Mission

To create environmental knowledge enabling positive change. This is achieved by organizing and transforming available environmental data into credible, science-based information products, delivered through innovative communication tools and capacity-building services targeting relevant stakeholders.

Vision

A society that understands and values the environment on which it depends. In pursuing this vision, GRID-Arendal strives to be a creative, sustainable and motivating environmental organization making a difference locally and globally.

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edmo metadata

EDMO record id
2543
Collating centre
Institute of Marine Research - Norwegian Marine Data Centre (NMD)
Latest update
6 August 2015 4:36:09 PM