Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: Bringing Wetlands to Market: Expanding Blue Carbon Implementation - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47598.

Item Identification

Title: Bringing Wetlands to Market: Expanding Blue Carbon Implementation - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Bringing Wetlands to Market: Expanding Blue Carbon Implementation - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

Through this project, the Waquoit Bay Reserve and its partners are building on efforts from Phase 1 of the "Bringing Wetlands to Market in Massachusetts" project, which was also supported by the National Estuarine Research Reserve System's Science Collaborative. The team is working with end users to test the broader applicability of a previously developed model to accurately predict greenhouse gas fluxes across a wide range of coastal wetlands using a few environmental and ecological variables. The team is exploring, and working to fill, the blue carbon-related information needs of end users. One effort involves conducting a first-of-its-kind carbon market feasibility study for a wetland restoration project. The team is also developing targeted tools and education programs for coastal managers, decision makers, and teachers. These efforts will build an understanding of blue carbon and the capacity to integrate blue carbon considerations into restoration and management decisions.

Purpose:

Blue carbon storage-carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands-can help coastal managers and policymakers achieve broader wetlands management, restoration, and conservation goals, in part by securing payment for carbon credits. The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve has been at the forefront of blue carbon research, working with end users to provide the information and tools needed to bring blue carbon projects to the carbon market. While end users are becoming more interested in the opportunities that carbon markets present, they are limited by uncertainties, particularly the potential transaction costs associated with bringing a wetland restoration project to market. End users have suggested that using models that incorporate readily available data such as temperature, vegetation type, and salinity may greatly reduce transaction costs.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

James Rassman

Waquoit Bay NERR, MA

james.rassman@state.ma.us

(508) 457-0495

Partners:

Cape Cod National Seashore

Friends of Herring River

Marine Biological Laboratory

National Estuarine Research Reserve Association

Restore America’s Estuaries

U.S. Geological Survey

University of Rhode Island

Waquoit Bay NERR, MA

West Virginia University

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
None blue carbon

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None Waquoit Bay NERR, MA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Unpublished
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 594250
Date Effective From: 2017-10-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 598482
Date Effective From: 2015-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rassman, James
Email Address: james.rassman@state.ma.us

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 594249
W° Bound: -70.54
E° Bound: -70.52
N° Bound: 41.58
S° Bound: 41.55

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 594248
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-09-01
End: 2018-09-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 594251
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 598147
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/32620
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47598
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-12 16:37+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2017-11-09 11:31+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-11-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-11-10
Linking Share Level (Deprecated): Across the InPort Catalog