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Management of seagrass beds

Management of seagrass beds

  • GRID-Arendal

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    Organisation
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    Norway
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Options for Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Coastal Environments

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    Publication
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    This guide is about taking account of, and managing, ecosystems to help people adapt to climate change in coastal areas: coastal Ecosystem based Adaptation (EBA). Vital to human wellbeing, adaptation to climate change is increasingly important in international policy discussions such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which have acknowledged the potential importance of EBA in meeting this challenge.

  • Smith Warner International Ltd.

    Type: 
    Organisation
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    Jamaica
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    Network Member
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    Smith Warner International Ltd. is the largest Caribbean firm specializing in coastal engineering, coastal zone management, marine-related impact assessments, oceanography, climate adaptation, coastal protection, and the construction and supervision of related projects.

  • Management of seagrass beds

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    Description

    Seagrasses are submerged marine flowering plants forming extensive meadows in many shallow coastal waters worldwide. The leafy shoots of these highly productive plants provide food and shelter for many animals (including commercially important species, e.g. prawns), and their roots and rhizomes are important for oxygenating and stabilising bottom sediments and preventing erosion. Seagrasses perform numerous functions:

  • Sea grass beds

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    To access the full technology description, please refer to the Document link above

    Summary:

    Seagrasses are submerged marine flowering plants forming extensive meadows in many shallow coastal waters worldwide. The leafy shoots of these highly productive plants provide food and shelter for many animals (including commercially important species, e.g. prawns), and their roots and rhizomes are important for oxygenating and stabilising bottom sediments and preventing erosion.