Blue carbon audit of Orkney waters

Porter, J.S., Austin, W.E.N., Burrows, M.T., Clarke, D., Davies, G., Kamenos, N. , Riegel, S., Smeaton, C., Page, C. and Want, A. (2020) Blue carbon audit of Orkney waters. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science, 11(3), (doi: 10.7489/12262-1)

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Abstract

The Orkney Blue Carbon Audit was conducted using a four-stage approach: 1) assessment of habitat abundance based on data collected during in situ surveys; 2) mapping of areas of known habitats compiled from various data sources to inform habitat prediction models; 3) determination of carbon content for specific habitats based on recent and current in situ sample collection and laboratory analysis; 4) calculation of total organic and inorganic carbon contribution by combining areas and estimated carbon content of known habitats. Methods developed here will help inform similar studies as part of future audits of regional marine resources.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kamenos, Dr Nick
Authors: Porter, J.S., Austin, W.E.N., Burrows, M.T., Clarke, D., Davies, G., Kamenos, N., Riegel, S., Smeaton, C., Page, C., and Want, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Journal Name:Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science
Publisher:Marine Scotland Science
ISSN:2043-7722
ISSN (Online):2043-7722

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