Field-based projects are critical to developing blue carbon as an approach to conserve, restore and manage coastal ecosystems. Strategically designed and implemented field projects will demonstrate the viability of blue carbon, facilitate the development of practical, science-based methodologies and build local and national capacity to protect and manage coastal ecosystems and their myriad ecosystem services in blue carbon-rich countries.

The Blue Carbon Initiative partners, as well as many other organizations around the world, are working on conservation science, policy and management of blue carbon ecosystems globally. Major objectives include national-level accounting of carbon stocks and emissions from blue carbon ecosystems, increased management effectiveness of blue carbon ecosystems within protected areas, and the development of blue carbon offsets for tourism activities.

Conservation/Restoration Activities

Scientific Activities

Policy Activities