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GRID-Arendal’s new website: a better how

John Crump

Story by GRID-Arendal May 22nd, 2017

How we communicate has changed a lot in the last two decades. But not the what.

GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 to “create environmental knowledge that encourages positive change.”

Since that time we have turned environmental data into credible, science-based information products. We deliver them through innovative communication tools and capacity building services to stakeholders in government, the NGO world, business and the general public.


GRID-Arendal was founded before the internet was a part of everyday life. As technology changed, we innovated. We were one of the first organizations to use graphics to explain complex environmental products. We pioneered innovative technologies to deliver timely accurate information. Remember CD-roms?

No matter what the change, we have always used the new how – new technologies and techniques – to tell the environmental stories that matter. So our new website, updated and reformatted with the assistance of our partners at Vizzuality, is the next step in the way we deliver information to you.


The new website seamlessly integrates news, graphics, new publications and other communications vehicles with social media.

Still located at you will find the latest from the GRID-Arendal news desk -- stories, commentaries and other material from our partners. You can get GRID-Arendal news in your mailbox by visiting or follow us on social media.


GRID-Arendal works on projects all around the world. To make it easier to find out what we're doing, we have organized our activities by programme, theme and partner.

Try it out and let us know what you think.