Blue Carbon

In order to suppress global warming,
Blue carbon, which is stored in large quantities from the greenhouse gas CO2, is important.
Seaweeds such as eelgrass store carbon (C) very quickly.
It has attracted attention because it is widely distributed in shallow seas around the world.
In addition, communities of seagrass such as eelgrass serve as spawning grounds and nursery grounds for various sea creatures.
They are essential to the marine ecosystem.

átoa displays wall art within the museum to help visitors deepen their understanding of blue carbon.
In addition to supplementary explanations that could not be fully explained in the art, this page introduces various initiatives related to blue carbon.

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What is blue carbon?
We provided a detailed video explanation using the wall art on display in the museum.
I'd love to! Try to deepen your understanding with átoa's tiara.

What's Eelgrass like What is eelgrass?

There are 16 species of eelgrass that live throughout Japan.
A seaweed bed is created in a sandy mud pond with calm waves, and flowers bloom.
Seaweed beds are also known as the cradle of the sea, where young fish and small creatures can easily grow.

How it actually grows Let's watch the video!

Kobe city efforts Kobe City's initiatives

Kobe City’s Blue Carbon Initiatives: A globally contributing city nurtured by the sea and mountains

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Suma Satoumi Association

The Sumasatoumi Association is working with fishermen and local people on activities such as creating eelgrass beds and monitoring clams. We aim to increase the number of living creatures on the Suma coast and make it a place where people can feel the blessings of the sea closer to them.

átoa supports the efforts of Suma Satoumi Association to create seaweed beds, and has purchased 0.2 tonnes of CO2 absorption from the seaweed beds on Suma Beach, which is certified by the Japan Blue Economy Technology Research Association, as J Blue Credits*.

*J Blue Credit: A type of carbon credit that allows the trading of CO2 reductions. This is a scheme that targets domestic blue carbon.

J Blue Credit Purchase Certificate

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Sumariumi no Kai connects to a rich ocean

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Cradle of the ocean cradle of the sea

Eelgrass beds are also called ``cradles of the sea'' as spawning and breeding grounds for a variety of living things. Shikoku Aquarium's ``Scenery of Sea Grassland'' recreates an eelgrass field inside an aquarium. In the video, you can see the creatures that live there.

Global warming Ministry of the Environment's efforts

tell me! global warming

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