SIZING THE BLUE CARBON / 28-30 October 2019

International hands-on course: SIZING THE BLUE CARBON / 28-30 October 2019 / Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes, Spain

Aim: The attention to biospheric carbon sinks has been growing during the last few decades as a means to decelerate the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. The potential of Blue Carbon in this endeavor is being actively explored in the last few years with important efforts both in quantifying the stocks and fluxes and in setting the mechanisms for monetization in the international carbon markets. As a first key step, in this workshop we will focus on the necessary technical knowledge to estimate the size and rate of growth of the carbon sink associated to seagrass meadows and saltmarshes, including (i) sampling design, (ii) field works, (iii) laboratory works, and (iv) numerical procedures.

Dates: 28 – 30 October 2019

Place: Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC)

Acc. Cala S. Francesc 14. 17300 Blanes, Girona, Spain

Organizes: Group of Aquatic Macrophytes Ecology (CEAB-CSIC), a partner of Life Blue Natura (LIFE14CCM/ES/000957).

Participant profile: The workshop welcomes (i) researchers and postgraduate students with a special interest in learning about this area of the coastal carbon cycle, (ii) coastal managers of public or private institutions interested in learning how to estimate the potential economical benefit that could be derived from enhancing or protecting their Blue Carbon ecosystems, (iii) members of NGO’s, nature conservation institutions, etc., and (iv) scientific advisors and journalists. Other profiles will be considered as well.

Fee: Free. Lunch and coffee breaks will be also provided for free during the course. Attendees have to cover their own travel and subsistence expenses. The admission is limited to 15 attendees.

Applications and further information: Please send applications by the 21st October 2019 to

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