The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants related to the improvement of mapping and geospatial data for seagrass ecosystems, specifically targeting areas of high priority for acquiring new data in Canada and the United States, as part of an effort to develop approaches to conserve and restore blue carbon ecosystems in North America. Throughout North America, coastal/marine ecosystems play an important role in national greenhouse gas budgets, and there are large regional differences in the distribution of carbon sources and sinks. Understanding the current and projected future roles of these systems, including the impacts of management and climate change, is required in order to inform sustainable management of carbon sinks in coastal/marine ecosystems. Specifically, the consultant would be expected to map and estimate basic carbon sequestration and storage data for one or more of the following areas in North America: a) one high priority seagrass site in western Canada and b) two high priority seagrass sites in the western United States.
Deadline: 1 December 2015, 17:00 (EST)