Through the natural process of biosequestration, coastal wetlands capture carbon dioxide 30-50 times faster than terrestrial forests, which they lock away in the ground for millennial time-scales. Given their ability to trap atmospheric CO2, they act as natural carbon sinks, help offset our emissions and contribute to fight climate change.
can trap carbon 30-50 times faster than typical terrestrial forests
store 80% of the carbon in belowground sediments, it is locked away for centuries to millenial timescales
enhance biodiversity, support fisheries, provide ecotourism revenues, and protect our coasts against erosion and extreme weather events
Identifying microbial communities and their roles in Blue Carbon ecosystems, including soil function and the turnover and stabilisation of soil carbon.
Estimate blue carbon stocks and sequestration rates for mangrove forests within the Airport area
Large scale blue carbon assessment throughout WA’s coastline, aligned to understanding blue carbon variability and potential, including mapping blue carbon stocks, sequestration rates and management opportunities