BlueForests – Seaforests for blue carbon – natural capital from nature-based solutions

Abstract/Aim
BlueForests seek to advance science and test technological innovations to rebuild Portuguese marine forests and to value their ecosystem services, to contribute to build a sustainable blue economy based on resilient and abundant marine natural capitals. New technologies to restore Portuguese marine forests, including the models to reveal the best locations for seaforestation and novel techniques of planting will be developed, tested and optimized. The contribution of Portuguese marine forests to blue carbon sequestration and thus climate mitigation, will also be quantified as well as the economic value of the ecosystem services delivered by them.

Keywords
Marine forests; Resilient; Seaforestation; Blue carbon sequestration

Partners
CCMAR (Coord.); Nova SBE; Colab + Atlantic; SINTEF; Casulo; CIIMAR; Wavec

Coordinator MARE-Polytechnic of Leiria
João N. Franco – joao.franco@ipleiria.pt

Funding
98.071,00 € (Polytechnic of Leiria)| EEA Grant // Duration 2021 – 2024

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