“With water there is life.” Let’s care for our oceans so we can learn to truly live.” 

Brianna inspired by her experience at Starboard HQ and Starboard’s vision to let sport lead the way to a more sustainable future. Then the idea arose to create the ‘The Blue Carbon Project.

2020 marked the year that Starboard welcomed junior ICF technical champion Brianna Orams to the dream team. Following this, Brianna is an environmental science student and competitive paddler. She also deferred university to become an eco intern at Starboard HQ. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 her first year of international racing and internship have been temporarily cut short. 

The missions of the Blue Carbon Project is to restore blue carbon environments. Therefore providing us with more adventures on healthier oceans, and for us to all live climate positive lifestyles. 

What is a blue carbon environment?

In simple terms ‘blue carbon’ refers to the carbon sequestered by the ocean’s and coastal ecosystems. These consist of three main environments:

  1. Mangrove forests
  2. Salt marshes
  3. Seagrass meadows 

Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park Full Of Mangroves. A Direct Image Of How Starboard Is Leading The Way In Climate Change Mitigation. Photo By Trevor Tunnington
Thor Heyerdahl Climate Park From Above. Photo By Trevor Tunnington

The SUP community spends countless hours on the water and in blue carbon environments. 

The ocean is our backyard.

There is an opportunity to create a community of citizen scientists and ocean advocates that paddle with a purpose. 

The Blue Carbon Project runs a series of events called Blue Explore involving paddle and tree planting in Brianna’s local area Auckland, New Zealand. 

Coming soon there will be a system for donating to the Blue Carbon Project which involves planting tree’s in blue carbon environments. 

How can you get involved?

To follow Brianna’s SUP career and environmental pursuits keep an eye on The Blue Carbon Project Website.
Follow On Facebook: @bluecarbonproject @brioramsathlete
Interact on Instagram: @bluecarbonproject @brianna_orams
Get in contact by email: bluecarbonproject@gmail.com

Written By Brianna Orams

RECENT STORIES

Starboard Blue Is Hiring!
Read more
SUP Boarder Magazine Interview With Environmental Project Manager
Read more
The Sea Monkeys Project Takes On Our Ocean Plastic Crisis, Join Them From Your Sofa Through Kickstarter!
Read more

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

A PLACE WHERE TO SHARE, LEARN AND DISCOVER FROM ALL THOSE WHO BELIEVE

IN A MORE RESPECTFUL WAY TO TREAT OUR PLANET

OUR PARTNERS