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Giant kelp ‘Blue carbon’ storage and sequestration value in the Falkland Islands 2017

Marine Overseas Territories Carbon sequestration Ecosystem assessment Ecosystem services Ecosystem services Falkland Islands


‘Blue carbon’, which is captured and stored as standing biomass, or sequestered into sediments from coastal vegetation such as mangroves, marshes and seagrass, is gaining attention as a globally important climate regulating service.

This study aims to estimate the current extent and density of Macrocystis kelp forest found within the Falkland Islands, analyse if this distribution is stable or changing, and then apply a monetary valuation to both the carbon stored and the carbon sequestered annually to deep-sea sediments within this system, based on published values of the Social cost of carbon (SCC).

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2017··

Refer to report

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2019·09·13

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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