6 months Researchers create online assessment tool to detect blue carbon MB
By Dhel Nazario Researchers from the University of the Philippines Diliman have created an online community-based assessment tool to assess the presence of blue carbon in coastal areas, by utilizing the power of satellite imagery. Blue carbon refers to the carbon captured and stored by the coastal ecosystems, specifically mangroves, and seagrasses (also called carbon sinks), for million years. When these ecosystems are degraded, they release the captured carbon back to the atmosphere, greatly contributing to climate change. It is thus beneficial to everyone that our mangroves and seagrasses are conserved and protected. The Integrated Assessment and Modelling of Blue ... more