Blue Carbon Resources in Scotland's Inshore Marine Protected Area (MPA) Network

What is it: 

The blue carbon resources (carbon stored in marine species and habitats) in the Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas and Special Areas of Conservation in Scotland's inshore waters were estimated. The layers shown on MS Maps NMPI are figures from SNH Commissioned Report 957: Assessment of Blue Carbon Resources in Scotland's Inshore Marine Protected Area Network. There are 4 layers shown (further maps available in SNH report):

  1. Summary of biological blue carbon stocks in relevant habitats (figure 5.1)
  2. Summary of geological blue carbon stocks in relevant sediment types (figure 5.2)
  3. Summary of biological blue carbon production in relevant habitats (figure 5.3)
  4. Summary of geological carbon sequestration in relevant sediment types (figure 5.4)
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Summary of biological blue carbon stocks in relevant habitats (figure 5.1) © SNH

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