Blue Carbon – climate adaptation, CO2 uptake and sequestration of carbon in Nordic blue forests
Nordic blue forests are coastal vegetated habitats, such as kelp forests, eelgrass meadows and rockweed beds, that are important natural sinks for carbon and thereby climate regulation. They also play an important role in climate adaptation.
The 3-year project (2017–2019) “Blue carbon – climate adaptation, CO2 uptake and sequestration of carbon in Nordic blue forests” (the Nordic Blue Carbon Project) was led by the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), in cooperation with GRID-Arendal, the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Aarhus University and Åbo Akademi University. The project was funded by the Norwegian Environment Agency, through the Nordic Council of Ministers.