WET Workshop - Wetlands for Blue Carbon: obligations and opportunities

Professional Development Photo: Paul K Robbins

WET Workshop for Professionals

Wetlands for Blue Carbon: obligations and opportunities

3 March 2017

What is Blue Carbon?There is increasing interest in the potential for Blue Carbon to become a financing mechanism for the conservation and restoration of saline wetlands. It encompasses the natural way that coastal vegetated environments capture and store atmospheric carbon. Mangrove, saltmarsh and seagrass are considered the most efficient saline ecosystems for sequestering or storing carbon.

Who should attend and why?
Whether you are a manager, ecologist, technician or a custodian of a wetland, attendance at this one-day intensive workshop will provide an essential snapshot of Blue Carbon and highlight key reasons why this relates to your management responsibilities for such environments. The workshop will also play a vital role in promoting the importance of their protection and conservation opportunities. It will take you through some simple techniques that are applicable in estimating Blue Carbon in your wetland. You will learn some ways of undertaking adaptation measures for enhancing Blue Carbon efficiency by your wetlands. The recent trend in Blue Carbon market will be also introduced. You will be networking with regional and global leaders in Blue Carbon studies and meeting with local champions in this field.

All of our programs are highly interactive and hands-on. This workshop will include field-based case studies in wetlands at Sydney Olympic Park and elsewhere.


There is no specific pre-requisite for this workshop. Preliminary understanding of estuarine, coastal and marine environments will be an advantage in following the talks and tutorials.

About the speakers

Top scientists and industry leaders in this emerging field will deliver the talks and tutorials. Academic from several universities and experts and managers from State and Commonwealth agencies will share their latest experiences in this field. 

View full program here

  • Date: 3 March 2017, 8.45am - 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.

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For more information email education@sopa.nsw.gov.au or call 02 9714 7888.

Organised by Sydney Olympic Park Authority, in association with:

Macquarie University, University of Wollongong and GreenFleet