On December 13th, in Vigo, the first meeting of the project “CAPTA – Climate Neutrality: the role of Blue Carbon on the Coast of Portugal and Galicia” took place, coordinated by CETMAR-Centro Tecnológico do Mar de Vigo. Ana Sousa, a researcher from CESAM/DBio and project coordinator at the University of Aveiro, attended the meeting representing the University of Aveiro team, which includes researchers from the Department of Biology and the Department of Physics.
The consortium, consisting of 11 partners from Galicia and Portugal, gathered to initiate the work and contribute to the assessment of the role of Blue Carbon on the coast of Portugal and Galicia in blue carbon ecosystems (seagrass meadows and salt marshes). The aim is to contribute to climate adaptation and carbon neutrality. The project will span 3 years and is co-financed by the European Union under the Interreg Spain-Portugal Program (POCTEP).