William Austin delivers Blue Carbon research impact

Prof Bill Austin and co-researchers contributed new evidence to Scotland's Climate Change Plan, published this week - Blue Carbon resources are now contributing to the Scottish Government's latest publication on climate change proposals and policies (2018-2032). This work is also cited in the latest update from the UK Office for National Statistics - highlighting Blue Carbon as an increasingly valued component of UK Natural Capital https://www.ons.gov.uk/economy/environmentalaccounts/bulletins/uknaturalcapital/experimentalcarbonstockaccountspreliminaryestimates

The Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society (http://www.sages.ac.uk) have awarded Professor Bill Austin additional Scottish Funding Council - Pools Engagement in European Research (PEER) funding for a new Blue Carbon initiative involving UK, Dutch, Danish, Belgian and Spanish researchers.