Program Outline

wetlands professional in mangroves Image: Sydney Olympic Park Authority

Wetlands for Blue Carbon: obligations and opportunities 

3 March 2017

Program Outline



Registration – Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre at Bicentennial Park


Welcome and participants introduction
– Dr Swapan Paul, Sydney Olympic Park Authority


What is Blue Carbon? Introduction to ecosystems and concepts
– Prof Neil Saintilan, Macquarie University
[Session 1. Policy]


Morning Tea


Global and Australian policy initiatives in Blue Carbon
– Dr Jeffrey Kelleway, Macquarie University


The Australian Governments’ Emissions Reduction Fund and coastal blue carbon ecosystems
– Speaker TBA, Commonwealth Dept of Environment and Energy


Potential for Blue Carbon in voluntary market schemes
– Michael Coleman, Greenfleet
[Session 2. Science]


Blue Carbon research
– Dr Jeffrey Kelleway, Macquarie University


Blue Carbon in wetlands in Australia - a landscape perspective
– Dr Kerrylee Rogers, University of Wollongong


Tracing Carbon in ecosystems
– Dr Debashish Mazumder, ANSTO

[Session 3. Case Studies and Practical]


A quick overview of the estuarine wetlands in Sydney Olympic Park
– Dr Swapan Paul, Sydney Olympic Park

1.40pmPractical: visit to wetland sites for SET setup and Blue Carbon estimation
– Dr Kerrylee Rogers and Dr Jeffrey Kelleway
3.30pmAfternoon Tea
3.30pmWetland restoration opportunities for Blue Carbon - Hunter estuary case studies
– Prof Neil Saintilan, Macquarie University
[Session 4: Way Forward]
4pmWay forward - panel Q and A
– Prof Neil Saintilan facilitating

Organised by Sydney Olympic Park Authority, in association with:

Macquarie University, University of Wollongong and GreenFleet

  • Date: 3 March 2017, 9am - 5pm
  • Venue: Sydney Olympic Park Education Centre, Bicentennial Park
  • Cost:
    Registration Day rate :
    Regular $440 + GST
    Concession $370 + GST
    Fees include workshop, lunch, field studies, workshop notes and field excursions.
  • Bookings close: Registrations close on 17 February 2017. Limited places are available. Refunds are conditional.

For more information email or call 02 9714 7888