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International hands-on course: SIZING THE BLUE CARBON / 28-30 October 2019 / Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes, Spain


There are currently 15 eligible applicants for the course
We encourage you to apply until 21st October to be placed in the waiting list
Applicants in the waiting list will be prioritized in forthcoming editions of the course

We are happy to inform about the strong international diversity of the course. We are expecting attendees from:

Kenya, Sweden, Indonesia, Japan, Belgium, Portugal, Tunisia, Denmark, Italy, Canada, France and Spain

Aim: The attention to biospheric carbon sinks has been growing during the last few decades as a means to decelerate the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere. The potential of Blue Carbon in this endeavor is being actively explored in the last few years with important efforts both in quantifying the stocks and fluxes and in setting the mechanisms for monetization in the international carbon markets. As a first key step, in this workshop we will focus on the necessary technical knowledge to estimate the size and rate of growth of the carbon sink associated to seagrass meadows and saltmarshes, including (i) sampling design, (ii) field works, (iii) laboratory works, and (iv) numerical procedures.

Dates: 28 – 30 October 2019

Place: Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC)

Acc. Cala S. Francesc 14. 17300 Blanes, Girona, Spain

Organizes: Group of Aquatic Macrophytes Ecology (CEAB-CSIC), a partner of Life Blue Natura (LIFE14CCM/ES/000957).

Participant profile: The workshop welcomes (i) researchers and postgraduate students with a special interest in learning about this area of the coastal carbon cycle, (ii) coastal managers of public or private institutions interested in learning how to estimate the potential economical benefit that could be derived from enhancing or protecting their Blue Carbon ecosystems, (iii) members of NGO’s, nature conservation institutions, etc., and (iv) scientific advisors and journalists. Other profiles will be considered as well.

Fee: Free. Lunch and coffee breaks will be also provided for free during the course. Attendees have to cover their own travel and subsistence expenses. The admission is limited to 15 attendees.

Deadline: 21st October 2019 (on a ‘first come first served’ basis; applications beyond 15 registrations will be placed in a waiting list).

To apply, please send an email to

Download event announcement and course programe HERE

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