Modules Section


Welcome to Blue Forests Learning! What are “blue forests”, what benefits do they provide, how do we measure their carbon, and how can we conserve and restore these climate superheroes? This course aims to answer each of these questions and more as we guide you through this online learning platform separated into five core modules:

Ocean Literacy and Climate Change
The Earth we live on has one big ocean with many features, and the ocean and life within it shape the features of Earth. Ocean literacy (OL) is an understanding of the ocean’s influence on society and the society’s influence on the ocean. An ocean-literate individual understands fundamental concepts about ocean functioning, can discuss ocean issues meaningfully, and can make informed and responsible decisions concerning the ocean, its resources, and the ecosystems within it such as blue forests.
What are Blue Forests?
Blue forests refer to vegetated coastal and marine habitats, namely mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, kelp forests, and saltmarshes. Given their key roles and efficiency in sequestering greenhouse gases that otherwise provoke climate change, they are considered climate superheroes.
Blue Forests Superpowers
Blue forests are teeming with life, acting as some of the most diverse habitats on Earth. The value they provide for life above and below water is immense. Their natural abilities to provide a wide range of benefits are considered their superpowers.
Blue Carbon Fieldwork
To understand the relevance of blue carbon ecosystems in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, it is important to quantify the amount of carbon stored in these ecosystems and the rates at which it is stored.
What Can We Do to Conserve and Restore Blue Forests?
Exploring action-oriented solutions to address the threats blue forests face and improve the conditions of these ecosystems.