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Saudi Arabia's east and west coasts feature extensive mangrove populations—an important part of blue carbon ecosystems—that the country is working to preserve. Photo courtesy of Saudi Aramco.
Seagrass meadows in the Red Sea are important components of the world's blue carbon ecosystem.
A young Saudi boy helps to plant mangroves along Saudi Arabia's eastern coast as part of Saudi Aramco and Saudi Arabia's mangrove population restoration efforts. Photo courtesy of Saudi Aramco.
The KAUST Red Sea Research Center’s Research Workshop: Blue Carbon on March 20 and 21 focused on the role of blue carbon ecosystems in climate change mitigation and adaptation and featured talks and panel discussions by experts in the field.
Professor J. Boone Kauffman from Oregon State University noted that blue carbon ecosystems have an important value for the world during his workshop presentation on March 21.