Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Bringing Wetlands to Market in Massachusetts - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/57765.

Item Identification

Title: Bringing Wetlands to Market in Massachusetts - NERRS/NSC(NERRS Science Collaborative)
Status: Completed
Abstract:

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.

Purpose:

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.

Supplemental Information:

Project Lead and Contact:

Tonna-Marie Surgeon-Rogers, Waquoit Bay NERR, tonna-marie.surgeon-rogers@state.ma.us

Project Type: Collaborative Research

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Estuary
None blue carbon
None carbon finance
None climate change
None ecosystem service valuation
None habitat restoration
None nitrogen

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Waquoit Bay, 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: 879665
Date Effective From: 2017-10-31
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Cothran, Jeremy
Email Address: jeremy.cothran@gmail.com

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 880995
W° Bound: -70.555
E° Bound: -70.482
N° Bound: 41.64
S° Bound: 41.544
Description

Waquoit Bay, MA NERR

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 879669
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2011-11-01
End: 2015-06-01

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: 879666
URL: http://www.nerrssciencecollaborative.org/project/SurgeonRogers11
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

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

URL 2

CC ID: 879670
URL: http://www.waquoitbayreserve.org/research-monitoring/salt-marsh-carbon-project/
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Project Website

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 57765
Metadata Record Created By: Jeremy Cothran
Metadata Record Created: 2019-09-25 16:22+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-11-01 14:47+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-11-01
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-11-01