USGS Blue Carbon Projects

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Together with partner organizations, the USGS is involved in data collection, analysis, and synthesis to improve estimates of coastal wetland carbon fluxes.  This research will help improve science and data availability across a wide range of topics.

The USGS Blue Carbon (vegetated coastal ecosystems) Projects work with partner organizations to collect, analyze, and synthesize data in order to improve estimates of coastal wetland carbon fluxes. Some site specific research locations are listed below. Targeted efforts at these sites will help improve science and data availability on:

  1. ecosystem-specific emission factors and sequestration rates,
  2. effects of activities (e.g. land management actions), and
  3. effects of, and response to, sea level rise.
Map showing locations of blue carbon study sites in the United States.

Map showing blue carbon study locations in the United States.

Site Specific Research Areas