Climate change

Blue Carbon

Blue carbon is the term used for the capture of CO2 in coastal and marine areas. As much as 83% of the global carbon cycle circulates in oceans; blue carbon is therefore an important storage of atmospheric CO2. The Paris Agreement mentions blue carbon as a possible measure for protecting and increasing carbon storage.

Storage of CO2 mainly takes place in marine coastal ecosystems, such as salt marshes, mangroves, seagrasses and mussel and oyster beds. The sedimentation of organic material (plants and/or algae) ensures the very long-term capture of CO2. Unfortunately, the same coastal systems are also under pressure from human activities.

Carbon sequestration

Waardenburg Ecology helps protect and restore these coastal systems and thus recapture blue carbon for the long term. Together with universities, we are investigating the possibilities of sequestration in, for example, the Dutch salt marshes. We also advise governments and NGOs on the opportunities for ecosystem restoration and what that means in terms of CO2 storage.

Advice and education

Not everyone is aware of the principle of blue carbon. Exchanging knowledge is important. We advise companies how they can reduce their ecological footprint by investing in habitat restoration. We also provide information and organize lectures and workshops for all kinds of target groups.