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OS3.3/BG3.10OS3.3/ BG3.10

Blue Carbon Habitats and their contribution to global carbon burial in marine sediments (co-organized) 
Convener: William Austin  | Co-convener: Hilary Kennedy 
Occupying only 0.2% of the ocean surface area, coastal vegetated habitats (including saltmarshes) contribute 50% of global carbon (C) burial in marine sediments. These habitats bury C at a greater rate and store more C per unit area than their sub-tidal and terrestrial counterparts. Blue Carbon habitats therefore provide a globally significant climate regulation service by sequestering CO2 through burial and long-term storage of C. We invite contributions which explore the wealth of processes which contribute to this long-term storage of C and which highlight the value of Blue Carbon habitats in the accounting of global C burial.