Sands et al. (2023): Perspective – The Growing Potential of Antarctic Blue Carbon
Chester J. Sands, Nadescha Zwerschke, Narissa Bax, David K.A. Barnes, Camille Moreau, Rachel Downey, Bernabé Moreno, Christoph Held, Maria Paulsen IN: Frontiers in Ocean Observing: Emerging Technologies for Understanding and Managing a Changing Ocean. [Eds.] E.S. Kappel, V. Cullen, M.J. Costello, L. Galgani, C. Gordó-Vilaseca, A. Govindarajan, S. Kouhi, C. Lavin, L. McCartin, J.D. Müller, B. Pirenne, T. Tanhua, Q. Zhao, S. Zhao; Oceanography 36 (Supplement 1), https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2023.s1.5
In this perspective article, the Antarctic blue carbon is discussed: Antarctic blue carbon potential is one of many understudied carbon removal pathways. Full understanding of the geography and magnitude of carbon sequestration is required to enable placing an appropriate value on the
services nature can provide if adequately safeguarded. Investment in gaining this knowledge (to help prioritize protection and meaningful monitoring) would cost only a fraction of that for commercial carbon capture and sequestration, and a fraction of the ultimate value of the carbon sequestered on the Antarctic continental shelf.