Blue Carbon Activities

Field-based projects are critical to developing blue carbon as an approach to conserve, restore and manage coastal ecosystems. Strategically designed and implemented field projects will demonstrate the viability of blue carbon, facilitate the development of practical, science-based methodologies and build local and national capacity to protect and manage coastal ecosystems and their myriad ecosystem services in blue carbon-rich countries.

The Blue Carbon Initiative partners, as well as many other organizations around the world, are working on conservation science, policy and management of blue carbon ecosystems globally. Major objectives include national-level accounting of carbon stocks and emissions from blue carbon ecosystems, increased management effectiveness of blue carbon ecosystems within protected areas, and the development of blue carbon offsets for tourism activities.


Conservation/Restoration Activities (in green on the map)

Kaimana Coastal Conservation and Community Development – Indonesia

 Tomago Wetland Restoration РAustralia

Scientific Activities (in red on the map)

Mangrove Sedimentation and Surface Accretion – Indonesia

Blue Carbon A-Z: from small projects to policy development – Latin America

Tampa Bay Blue Carbon Assessment – USA

Gulf of Nicoya Blue Carbon Stock Assessment – Costa Rica

Policy Activities (in blue on the map)

Herring River Estuary Restoration Market Feasibility Assessment – USA

Blue Carbon A-Z: from small projects to policy development – Latin America