Icon Connect is proud to support again the London to Monaco Finish Line party for Blue Marine Foundation !

Fort the 5th year, Icon Connect is proud to support again Blue Marine Foundation by organizing the London to Monaco Finish Line Party and the Blue Carbon project.

What is BLUE CARBON project ?

Watch the video here:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ibg59z7Ua48

Blue carbon is the term for carbon captured by the world’s ocean and coastal ecosystems.

Sea grasses, mangroves, and salt marshes along our coast “capture and hold” carbon, acting as something called a carbon sink. These coastal systems, though much smaller in size than the planet’s forests, sequester this carbon at a much faster rate, and can continue to do so for millions of years. Most of the carbon taken up by these ecosystems is stored below ground where we can’t see it, but it is still there. The carbon found in coastal soil is often thousands of years old!

The bigger picture of blue carbon is one of coastal habitat conservation. When these systems are damaged, an enormous amount of carbon is emitted back into the atmosphere, where it can then contribute to climate change. So protecting and restoring coastal habitats is a good way to reduce climate change. When we protect the carbon in coastal systems, we protect healthy coastal environments that provide many other benefits to people, such as recreational opportunities, storm protection, and nursery habitat for commercial and recreational fisheries.

BLUE Carbon seeks to accelerate the recognition of the interplay between the ocean and the climate.

We would like also to thank all our sponsors and partners for making this possible !