Carbon budgets and potential blue carbon stores

What is it: 

These layers are part of the picture of the carbon budgets and potential for blue (i.e. within coastal or near-shore habitats)  carbon stores in Scotland's seas.

  1. Predicted kelp habitat in Scottish sea areas regions based on relationships between MNCR kelp abundance data and underlying habitat predictors (see report figure 5).
  2. Seagrass records around Scotland - Zostera marina (Z, 169 records), Zostera noltii (N, 93 records) and Ruppia (R, 112 records) (report figure 7).
  3. Percentage carbonate in the top 10cm of superficial sediments, interpolated from BGS sediment records (report figure 11).

Date of data: 2014




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Blue carbon report layers (SNH Commissioned Report 761) © SNH