A Compendium of Marine Related Carbon Stores, Sequestrations and Emissions

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Marine Scotland Data Portal


The figures in this report for marine blue carbon in Scottish waters are now out of date. New research and science developments have provided updated information. Currently (2024) the most up to date assessment of Scottish blue carbon is provided by NatureScot Research Report 1326 - Scottish Blue Carbon - a literature review of the current evidence for Scotland’s blue carbon habitats which is available here

Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 11 No 1

This report assembles quantitative estimates of marine carbon stores, sequestration rates and emission rates relevant to Scotland. Where specific Scottish data is not available (e.g. fishing fleet emissions) UK values have been used. For comparative purposes UK, European and global values have also been presented. The aim of this report is to provide a quick and comprehensive reference source for those working in marine management, policy or science to facts and figures concerning marine carbon stores, sequestrations and emissions as available in 2019.