About this Project

Status: Completed
Operational Plan: 2013 - 2014

When adequately protected, coastal ecosystems, including salt marshes, mangroves and seagrass beds, offer carbon sequestration, and long-term carbon storage. By contrast, when these coastal habitats are destroyed, they change from being net carbon sinks to net carbon emitters. This project advances the conservation and restoration of coastal blue carbon habitats by improving data, mapping and approaches to develop and apply the appropriate carbon budgets.