The Nelson Tasman Climate Forum is lending its support to an important blue carbon study in the region.
The Core and Restore Project, led by Lauren Walker has been measuring the amount of carbon stored in local coastal wetland areas, particularly seagrass meadows and salt marshes. Launched in November last year, the project was developed by Tasman Environmental Trust and key partners Cawthron Institute, Beca, Ngāti Apa ki te Rā Tō, Nelson City Council and Onetahua Restoration.
Blue Carbon and Climate Change
Blue Carbon is carbon that is stored in the world’s ocean and coastal ecosystems. We are still in the early stages of understanding the full potential of blue carbon sequestration (the term was only coined in 2009), but the Core and Restore team is eager to unlock its secrets and understand its role in mitigating…