The nominating institution Deakin University on the breakthrough:

Macreadie and Blue Carbon Lab are taking urgent action to combat climate change. They use innovative nature-based solutions as long-term carbon storage to reduce atmospheric CO2. Mangroves, seagrass, and saltmarsh, collectively known as Blue Carbon ecosystems, are globally highly degraded, but offer huge carbon storage capacity if conserved and restored.

Tags: Circular Economy, Citizen Science, Climate change, Education, Environment & Nature, Food & Agriculture, Global Cooperation, Ocean Pollution