Blue carbon

  • blue carbon
  • Carbon captured by the world's oceans and coastal ecosystems.The carbon captured by living organisms in oceans is stored in the form of biomass and sediments from mangroves, salt marshes, seagrasses and potentially algae.
Abstract from DBPedia
    Blue Carbon refers to organic carbon that is captured and stored by the world's oceanic and coastal ecosystems, mostly by algae, seagrasses, macroalgae, mangroves, salt marshes and other plants in coastal wetlands. The term Blue Carbon was coined in 2009 to highlight the contribution of coastal vegetated ecosystems to climate change mitigation. Because oceans cover 70% of the planet, there is increasing industry interest in developing Blue Carbon potential. Research is ongoing, and while in some cases it has been found that these types of ecosystems remove far more carbon per area than terrestrial forests, the effectiveness of Blue Carbon as a carbon dioxide removal solution remains highly contested.

    ブルーカーボン(英語: Blue Carbon )とは、海洋生態系に隔離・貯留される炭素のことである。また、海洋生態系によって海中に蓄積されるのことを指す場合もある。