Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2018: Establishing a Blue Carbon Network for the Gulf Coast - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://inport.nmfs.noaa.gov/inport/item/47688.

Item Identification

Title: Establishing a Blue Carbon Network for the Gulf Coast - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Short Name: Establishing a Blue Carbon Network for the Gulf Coast - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Planned
Abstract:

Restore America's Estuaries is partnering with the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Training Program Initiative and the five research reserves in the Gulf Coast to promote blue carbon projects. Through workshops planned around the Gulf, the project team will facilitate discussions about current needs and opportunities related to blue carbon. The project team will also help to establish local working groups and provide technical assistance through a targeted Gulf Coast blue carbon training workshop. The goal is to support new projects that advance local understanding of blue carbon science and help pilot ways to use emerging carbon markets to fund coastal wetland restoration and conservation.

Purpose:

The Gulf Coast continues to lose coastal wetlands at an alarming rate. In addition to improving water quality, stabilizing shorelines, and providing habitat, coastal wetlands sequester and store significant amounts of carbon in their soils. Valuation of this climate mitigation service-referred to as blue carbon- could lead to increased prioritization and funding for coastal conservation and restoration. Moreover, coastal managers are now being asked to consider the greenhouse gas management implications of their decisions. For example, when coastal ecosystems are degraded or drained, the carbon stored in their soils can be released back into the atmosphere, resulting in significant emissions. Emerging carbon markets could provide funding for wetland conservation and restoration, supporting the protection of these substantial carbon stores.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

Stephen Emmett-Mattox

Restore America’s Estuaries

sem@estuaries.org

(720) 300-3139

Partners:

Apalachicola Bay NERR, FL

Grand Bay NERR, MS

Mission-Aransas NERR, TX

Rookery Bay NERR, FL

Weeks Bay NERR, AL

Weeks Bay Foundation

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Coastal Program

TerraCarbon

Restore America's Estuaries

NOAA Office of Habitat Conservation

Gulf of Mexico Coastal Training Program Initiative

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 Apalachicola Bay NERR, FL
None Grand Bay NERR, MS
None Mission-Aransas NERR, TX
None Rookery Bay NERR, FL
None Weeks Bay NERR, AL

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Set Publication Status: Published
Data Set Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability.

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 595982
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Person: Jeremy Cothran
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Originator

CC ID: 598493
Date Effective From: 2015-09
Date Effective To:
Person: Stephen Emmett-Mattox
Email Address: sem@estuaries.org

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 595981
W° Bound: -97.2
E° Bound: -81.7
N° Bound: 30.42
S° Bound: 26.02

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 595980
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-09-01
End: 2017-02-01

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: 595983
Download URL: http://cdmo.baruch.sc.edu
File Type: ZIP

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 598342
URL: http://graham.umich.edu/activity/32986
URL Type:
Online Resource

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47688
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-31 15:31+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: Across the InPort Catalog