|Title:||Bringing Wetlands to Market in Massachusetts - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)|
In the struggle to slow climate change, coastal wetlands are a critical asset—acre for acre, they can store up to five times as much carbon as rainforests. When wetlands are damaged or destroyed, they shift from being carbon “sinks” to being carbon sources that release greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Unfortunately, wetlands are disappearing at an alarming pace, and decisions to develop, protect, or restore them are often made in the context of limited public resources. Trading wetlands carbon offsets on carbon markets is an exciting new approach to creating financial incentives for restoration and conservation.
To help “bring wetlands to market,” the Waquoit Bay Reserve led a cutting-edge, collaborative research project that examined the relationship between salt marshes, climate change, and nitrogen pollution and developed tools to leverage the “blue carbon” stored in wetlands to achieve broader management goals.
Project Lead and Contact:
Tonna-Marie Surgeon-Rogers, Waquoit Bay NERR, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Type: Collaborative Research
|Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords||
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARY
|None||ecosystem service valuation|
|None||Waquoit Bay, MA|
Data Set Information
|Data Set Scope Code:||Data Set|
|Maintenance Frequency:||None Planned|
The distributor does not assume liability.
|Date Effective From:||2017-10-31|
|Date Effective To:|
|Contact (Person):||Cothran, Jeremy|
|Currentness Reference:||Ground Condition|
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Waquoit Bay, MA NERR
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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).
This site provides a project overview and links to all associated products, including data.
|Catalog Item ID:||57765|
|Metadata Record Created By:||Jeremy Cothran|
|Metadata Record Created:||2019-09-25 16:22+0000|
|Metadata Record Last Modified By:||SysAdmin InPortAdmin|
|Metadata Record Last Modified:||2022-08-09 17:11+0000|
|Metadata Record Published:||2019-11-01|
|Metadata Publication Status:||Published Externally|
|Do Not Publish?:||N|
|Metadata Last Review Date:||2019-11-01|
|Metadata Review Frequency:||1 Year|
|Metadata Next Review Date:||2020-11-01|