A review of blue carbon in the Netherlands

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Abstract

Blue carbon (the carbon stored in marine and coastal ecosystems – in biomass, buried in sediments and sequestered from the atmosphere and ocean) is considered as an issue of interest regarding its potential as a climate change mitigation measure in the OSPAR maritime area (OSPAR, 2015). Because blue carbon has not yet been properly explored in the North East Atlantic, OSPAR requested the Dutch government to provide information about blue carbon in the Netherlands and opportunities to enhance blue carbon in the Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Helder
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES
PublisherIMARES
No.C151/15

Keywords

  • carbon
  • marine environment
  • coastal areas
  • biodiversity
  • carbon sequestration
  • climatic change
  • north sea
  • wadden sea
  • netherlands

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