One Ocean Hub (OOH)
is an international programme of research for sustainable development, working to promote fair and inclusive decision-making for a healthy ocean, whereby people and the planet can flourish. It is coordinated by the University of Strathclyde and funded by the UK Research Institute (UKRI)
. SAERI is a OOH partner
and is working in collaboration with the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF)
to deliver a programme or work that focuses on economic valuations of marine ecosystem services in Namibia.
Following on from a successful OOH flexible fund project that looked at the economic value of blue carbon, SAERI has now received funding to engage on the topic of blue carbon across all of the OOH Research Programmes (RPs) in Namibia.
A holistic approach to blue carbon requires an in depth understanding of the legal framework, community understanding of concepts, trade-offs, ocean literacy etc. To unpack the links SAERI will work with the other in-country RP leads to ‘join up’ the work and add a Blue Carbon strand to the legal (RP1), community engagement (RP5) and sports fishery (RP3) activities.