Deakin University’s Blue Carbon Lab offers innovative research solutions for helping to mitigate climate change and improve natural capital, while also contributing to jobs, economic growth, capacity building and community wellbeing.
The Blue Carbon Labs’ in-house expertise spans ecology, biogeochemistry, microbiology, environmental economics, modeling and mapping/remote sensing. You can explore our major programs below:
Managing coastal wetlands for maximum carbon sequestration.
Quantifying the carbon sink capacity of freshwater wetlands and identifying management practices to mitigate carbon emissions.
Empowering communities to fight climate change, while contributing to Blue Carbon research.
Preparing and adapting to the impacts of the climate change and urban development on our wetlands.
Preventing and responding from pests and diseases that threaten Australia’s marine environment.
Quantifying the value of wetland ecosystems services to support smart decision making and investments.
DECOMMISSIONING O&G INFRASTRUCTURE
Optimal environmental outcomes for decommissioning of obsolete offshore oil and gas infrastructure.
Quantifying the sequestration of microplastics in Australia’s coastal wetlands and modelling their impacts.