• AUSTRALIA — MAY, 2013

    The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) hosted this meeting on May 15-17, 2013, which focused on blue carbon science and policy opportunities in Australia and the Coral Triangle region, in addition to seagrass research updates and modeling and mapping discussions. Coral Triangle discussions focused on scientific gaps and the region’s opportunities to leverage blue carbon for coastal conservation. On May 17, Drs. Neil Saintilan and Peter Ralph led tours of Towra Point and Silvers Beach in Botony Bay and presented an overview of the region’s tidal marsh and seagrass areas. The afternoon concluded with a visit to the UTS lab facilities.

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    The International Blue Carbon Initiative Scientific Workshop participants at the University of Technology, Sydney May 15, 2013. Photo courtesy of CI.

    The International Blue Carbon Initiative Scientific Workshop participants at the University of Technology, Sydney May 15, 2013. Photo courtesy of CI.

    The Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group at Towra Point Nature Reserve in Botany Bay, Australia May 16, 2013. ©CI/photo by Sarah Hoyt

    The Blue Carbon Scientific Working Group at Towra Point Nature Reserve in Botany Bay, Australia May 16, 2013. ©CI/photo by Sarah Hoyt

    Ponlachart Chotikarn of the University of Technology, Sydney explains the Eddy covariance system to members of the Blue Carbon Initiative Scientific Working Group. From left to right: Ponlachart Chotikarn, Miguel Fortes, Mark Spalding, Stephen Crooks, Maciej Telszewski. ©CI/photo by Sarah Hoyt

    Ponlachart Chotikarn of the University of Technology, Sydney explains the Eddy covariance system to members of the Blue Carbon Initiative Scientific Working Group. From left to right: Ponlachart Chotikarn, Miguel Fortes, Mark Spalding, Stephen Crooks, Maciej Telszewski. ©CI/photo by Sarah Hoyt

     


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Sydney Harbor. ©CI/photo by Sarah Hoyt

Blue Carbon Event Calendar

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