Date archive: August 2012

Global Blue Carbon Storage

Global Blue Carbon Storage

Manatees are long-lived marine mammals whose diet consists of sea grass (Photo: S. Lutz)Benjamin S. Halpern et al. have published an article in the nature journal unveiling the “Ocean Health Index”, a tool to measure the condition of the world’s oceans…

Blue Carbon in Indonesia

Blue Carbon in Indonesia

In his article, author Andreas A. Hutahaean, principal investigator of the Indonesia Blue Carbon Project, shows the importance of Blue Carbon ecosystems and addresses the urgent need for conservation efforts in Indone…

Blue Carbon Special Issue

Blue Carbon Special Issue

The Blue Carbon Special Edition: Ocean and Coastal ManagementGabriel Grimsditch, Jaqueline Alder, Takehiro Nakamura (from UNEP Nairobi), Jerker Tamelander (UNEP Thailand) and Richard Kenchington (University of Wollongong) recently released “The Blue Ca…

Blue Carbon in the Coral Triangle

Blue Carbon in the Coral Triangle

WWF Australia recently published the 2012 report “Blue Carbon – A new concept for reducing the impacts of climate change by conserving coastal ecosystems in the Coral Triangle.”Download pdfWWF Australia aims at politicians, governments, businesses and …

Dr. Sylvia Earle at Eye on Earth Summit 2011

Dr. Sylvia Earle at Eye on Earth Summit 2011

During her speech at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi, December 2011, Dr. Silvia Earle highlighted the importance of blue carbon ecosystems – Dr. Silvia Earle at the Eye on Earth Summit at the Abu Dhabi (photo: Mission Blue).

Blue Carbon Offset

Blue Carbon Offset

Seafood Choices is offering blue carbon offsets for greenhousegas emissions related to travel and participation of the 2012 International Seafood Summit -_________________________ Help Us Create a Greener (and Bluer) Seafood SummitThe Ocean Founda…

Blue Carbon included in UN Oceans Compact

Blue Carbon included in UN Oceans Compact

Blue carbon included in a new UN initiative to protect world’s oceans – under Objective 2 of The Oceans Compact; protecting, recovering and sustaining the oceans’ environment and natural resources and restoring their full food production and livelihoods services through: Conserving and restoring marine habitats important for carbon sequestration and storage.

Blue Carbon Discussed

Blue Carbon Discussed

Colin Campbell on Blue CarbonCBC All Points West | Thursday, August 2nd, 2012Colin Campbell, Sierra Club BC Science Advisor and Marine Campaign Coordinator, speaks about Blue Carbon on the August 2 2012 edition of CBC All Points West.Stream available h…

Mangrove conservation is economic CO2 fix

Mangrove conservation is economic CO2 fix

BBC news report on recent Blue Carbon researchBBC news | Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 | by Nick CrumptonProtecting mangroves to lock carbon away in trees may be an economic way to curb climate change, research suggests. Carbon credit schemes alread…

Drone for Seagrass Assessment

Drone for Seagrass Assessment

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Performs Remote Sensing AssessmentPR Newswire | Monday, August 6th, 2012BAT 4 UAV (Image Courtesy MBL Company)MLB Company, a leader in low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions, services and products, today announced it h…

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