About the

Scottish Blue Carbon Forum

The Scottish Government is committed to better understanding blue carbon and how it can help us mitigate and adapt to climate change.   It is important that policy development is evidence led and built on sound science, so the Scottish Government a initiated a blue carbon research programme to better inform future policy and management decisions.

The Blue Carbon research programme has been developed by Marine Scotland in partnership with SNH, University of St Andrew, University of Glasgow, Heriot-Watt University, University of Stirling, Napier University and the Scottish Association for Marine Science. The Scottish Blue Carbon Forum, which comprises of the students and supervisors involved in the research programme, as well as external stakeholders will help to steer the research programme.

The research programme will focus on measuring the ability of various marine and intertidal habitats to trap and store carbon alongside building an evidence base on the effects that human activities may have on these habitats.