Building a global community committed to promoting and protecting the important role seagrass meadows play in our world.
We want to see the values of seagrasses incorporated into coastal management and decision-making processes.
We believe that access to knowledge can enhance collaboration and coordination among those on the front lines of protecting and restoring our valuable seagrass meadows. Our Network will continue to grow and expand in ways that create efficiency to help make change.
Integrating seagrasses into effective policy and management options
The impact of seagrass citizen science
Improving seagrass management through social justice
"Our goal as scientists is to reveal and highlight the natural and societal value of these underwater carbon sinks, advancing their policy-making, research, financing, conservation, and broader understanding.”
Dimosthenis Traganos, German Aerospace Center, Germany.
The global synthesis document will highlight the range of goods and services provided by seagrasses to people around the world, serving as a call to action to managers and decision makers.
UN Environment in collaboration with UN Environment GRID-Arendal convened the International Seagrass Experts Network at the 13th International Seagrass Biology Workshop in June 2018 in Singapore. ISEN will be posed various challenges for increasing the impact of seagrass scientific knowledge on coastal management and, national and international policies.