The conversation around carbon credits often focuses on terrestrial solutions like afforestation, but the ocean, the world's largest carbon sink, is largely underutilized. Blue carbon credits, garnered from oceanic vegetation such as kelp, offer a promising avenue to combat climate change more comprehensively.
The appeal of blue carbon extends beyond its sequestration capabilities. It involves a sustainable, two-pronged approach: seaweed farmers can contribute to climate change mitigation while also deriving economic benefits from selling the credits. However, accurate measurement remains a challenge, highlighting the need for innovative solutions like AI and remote sensing.