Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Bringing Wetlands to Market: Expanding Blue Carbon Implementation - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/47598.

Item Identification

Title: Bringing Wetlands to Market: Expanding Blue Carbon Implementation - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Blue carbon storage – carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands – can help coastal managers and policymakers achieve broader wetlands management, restoration, and conservation goals, in part by securing payment for carbon credits. Despite considerable interest in bringing wetland restoration projects to market, the transaction costs related to quantifying greenhouse gas fluxes and carbon storage in restored marsh has been a significant limiting factor to realizing these projects. The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve has been at the forefront of blue carbon research and end user engagement. Building on the efforts of a previous project, Bringing Wetlands to Market in Massachusetts, this project developed a verified and generalized model that can be used across New England and the mid-Atlantic East Coast to assess and predict greenhouse gas fluxes and potential wetland carbon across a wide

environmental gradient using a small set of readily available data. Using this model, the project conducted a first-of-its-kind market feasibility assessment for the Herring River Restoration Project, one of the largest potential wetland restoration projects in New England. The project team developed targeted tools and education programs for coastal managers, decision makers, and teachers. These efforts have built an understanding of blue carbon and the capacity to integrate blue carbon considerations into restoration and management decisions.

Purpose:

Blue carbon storage-carbon sequestration in coastal wetlands-can help coastal managers and policymakers achieve broader wetlands management, restoration, and conservation goals, in part by securing payment for carbon credits. The Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve has been at the forefront of blue carbon research, working with end users to provide the information and tools needed to bring blue carbon projects to the carbon market. While end users are becoming more interested in the opportunities that carbon markets present, they are limited by uncertainties, particularly the potential transaction costs associated with bringing a wetland restoration project to market. End users have suggested that using models that incorporate readily available data such as temperature, vegetation type, and salinity may greatly reduce transaction costs.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

James Rassman

Stewardship Coordinator

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

131 Waquoit Hwy, East Falmouth, MA 02536

Phone: 508-457-0495

Email: james.rassman@state.ma.us

Tonna-Marie Surgeon Rogers

Manager and Coastal Training Program Coordinator

Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Phone: Phone: 508-457-0495

Email: tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@mass.gov

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT
NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
None blue carbon
None carbon sequestration
None coastal wetlands

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Waquoit Bay NERR, MA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

The distributor does not assume liability

Support Roles

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 594250
Date Effective From: 2017-10-12
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com
View Historical Support Roles

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 594249
W° Bound: -70.555
E° Bound: -70.482
N° Bound: 41.64
S° Bound: 41.544

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 594248
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-09
End: 2019-09

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA retains the right to analyze, synthesize and publish summaries of the NERRS/NSC data. The NERRS/NSC retains the right to be fully credited for having collected and process the data. Following academic courtesy standards, the NERR site where the data were collected should be contacted and fully acknowledged in any subsequent publications in which any part of the data are used. The data enclosed within this package/transmission are only as accurate as the quality assurance and quality control procedures that are described in the associated metadata reporting statement allow. The user bears all responsibility for its subsequent use/misuse in any further analyses or comparisons. The Federal government does not assume liability to the Recipient or third persons, nor will the Federal government reimburse or indemnify the Recipient for its liability due to any losses resulting in any way from the use of this data. Requested citation format: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) Science Collaborative(NSC).

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 598147
URL: http://www.nerrssciencecollaborative.org/project/Rassman15
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

This site provides a project overview and links to all associated products, including data.

URL 2

CC ID: 992468
URL: https://serc.si.edu/coastalcarbon
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Datasets have been archived and will be made publicly available in September 2021 at the CCRCN Carbon Atlas. Prior to fall 2021, individuals may reach out to Dr. Jim Tang, Associate Scientist, Marine Biological Laboratory (jtang@mbl.edu) to discuss potential applications and request access to the data.

URL 3

CC ID: 992469
URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5a748e35e4b00f54eb19f96c
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

The data are being released in two waves, coincident with two separate papers in 2021. Prior to fall 2021, individuals may reach out to Meagan Eagle, Ph.D. / Research Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, mgonneea@usgs.gov to discuss potential applications and access to the data.

URL 4

CC ID: 992470
URL: https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5eab1f3582cefae35a225504
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Continuous Monitoring Data From Herring River Wetlands, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2015 to January 2020

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 47598
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2017-10-12 16:37+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2020-11-11 18:52+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-08
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-08