The workshop 5th June was a huge success.

Big thanks to all who had the opportunity to attend the workshop and helped to make the workshop a success.

Working breakfast with the Minister of Agriculture and Sea of Portugal

On the occasion of the visit of the Minister of Agriculture and Sea of Portugal to norway, The Ambassador Clara Nunes dos Santos invited Sverre and me to participate on a working breakfast. Where the Minister Assuncâo Cristas presented the Portuguese National Ocean Strategy 2013-2020 and its Development model for the Blue economy.

Here are some fun facts about Portugal:

  • Populationss:10,576,000
  • Capital:Lisbon; 1,962,000
  • Area:92,345 square kilometers
  • Portugal can extend national jurisdiction to an area about 40 times it`s terrestrial Territory, coming Close to 4.000.000 square kilometers.
  • The Portuguese eat more fish and shellfish per head of population than any other country.
  • The coastline is a rich habitat for crabs, clams, and oysters, and tuna, bonito, and sardines are a common catch for Portuguese Fisherman.


Field trip to ACE Rataren

As part of the preparation for the workshop June 5, Sverre Refsum, Eskil Forås (Sintef) and Fredrik Mood went on an Field trip to ACE Rataren. For info about ACE Rataren please visit: Here are some Pictures from the trip: