Coastal Blue Carbon: Methods for assessing carbon stocks

“Coastal Blue Carbon: methods for assessing carbon stocks and emissions factors in mangroves, tidal salt marshes, and seagrass meadows” aims to provide standardized methods for field measurements and analysis of blue carbon stocks and flux in coastal ecosystems. The manual is designed to provide users with relevant background information on key concepts, and guide them in a step-by-step process, pointing out stages where expert advice or additional technical data may be required. The goal is to utilize these assessments to support improved conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems through various management and policy approaches, regulatory frameworks, and participation in voluntary carbon markets.