Sizing the blue carbon course: 28 – 30 October 2019, Blanes (ES)

Sizing the blue carbon course: 28 – 30 October 2019, Blanes (ES)

Dear all,

Within the framework of the LIFE Blue Natura project (, we announce the 3-day international hands-on course:

Estimating carbon stocks and fluxes in seagrass and
saltmarsh ecosystems

to be held at the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes, Spain, from 28th to 30th October 2019.

The course will provide the necessary theory on the blue carbon concept but will focus on practical sessions where the attendants will learn how to sample sediment cores using different methods, how to sub-sample the cores, laboratory procedures, and all calculations needed to come up with the values of organic and inorganic carbon stocks and fluxes associated to seagrass meadows and saltmarshes. The most up-to-date procedures will be used during the course, including corrections for decompression and age determination techniques or the elaboration of chronological models. The attendants will work with real data. The last day will be devoted to expert dedicated-talks on key issues on Blue Carbon and to a general discussion.

The course will be taught in English by the experts of the Group of Aquatic Macrophyte Ecology (GAME:

This is a free course within the EU project LIFE Blue Natura. Lunch and coffee breaks will be also provided for free during the course. Travel and accommodation expenses are on the attendees.

Given the strong practical nature of the course, it is strictly limited to 15 attendees.

For registraron and details, please send an email to Nerea Piñeiro by 21st October at

All the best,

Miguel A. Mateo

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