BLUE CARBON PROJECT
With water there is life. Let’s care for our oceans so we can learn to truly live.
We believe the pathway to a sustainable future is through the restoration of blue carbon environments. Researching, exploring and simply enjoying these environments to promote marine conservation and minimise our impact.
My name is Brianna Orams, and I basically grew up on the ocean. Whether it was living next to the beach or onboard a 40ft Catamaran the ocean has been my backyard for as long as I can remember.
After taking the female SUP junior title for the technical race in Qingdao China 2019, I decided to follow my dream to compete in Stand Up Paddleboarding. Since I was 12 years old I have been a rider for Starboard NZ, and am honoured to now be part of the dream team. In early 2020, I had the opportunity to spend some time with the eco team at Starboard HQ, which further developed my passion for sport and the environment.
In 2019, I started studying environmental science at the University of Sunshine Coast Australia whilst living onboard a yacht. I have been fortunate enough to offshore sail, paddle or adventure to places an average tourist wouldn’t normally go. Whether its remote coastlines that have no footprints but mounds of plastic or sea turtles washed ashore from ingesting our plastic. I can’t help but feel a sense of responsibility. Climate change and all things marine science are huge passions of mine so the idea arose to develop the Blue Carbon Project.
Blue Carbon Project
Through the use of outdoor pursuits such as SUP, the Blue Carbon Project encourages local communities to take action on climate change by planting in blue carbon environments (tidal marshes, seagrass, mangroves). Restoring these environments and using sport to create a team of ocean ambassadors that can lead the way to a climate positive future. We work with a range of local environmental organisations to conduct SUP events with a climate positive spin.