Blue Carbon – Arabian Peninsula Project

Project 29 of 49


An exploration of blue carbon in the Arabian Peninsula was undertaken by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) in 2011. The project was facilitated by GRID-Arendal and included the following:

  • Blue Carbon Exploration – to explore blue carbon for the Arabian Peninsula in an Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), local, regional, and international context, including the production of a Rapid Feasibility Study and the scoping of a regional blue carbon Demonstration Project.
  • Blue Carbon and the Eye on the Earth Summit – to explore the Eye on the Earth Summit as a milestone event for regional and international blue carbon initiatives.


Biome: All blue carbon ecosystems

Location: Abu Dhabi, Arabian Peninsula

Status: Completed

Project type: Feasibility assessment

Project partners: Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), GRID-Arendal



Blog news: 


  • Larissa Owen, AGEDI PR & Outreach Manager: larrisa.owen (at)
  • Steven Lutz, GRID-Arendal: steven.lutz (at)

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External links:


AGEDI Blue Carbon Promo
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Text by Steven Lutz, UNEP/GRID Arendal