Commencing at the Abu Dhabi Emirate level, a participatory approach utilising the knowledge of experts in the UAE is being utilized to identify hotspot areas of ecosystem services related to blue carbon habitats.  The aim is to understand habitat extent, habitat condition, services being provided and where they could be most under threat in the future for specific blue carbon areas (broken into several regions across the UAE).

These will then be discussed in working groups with biodiversity and ecosystem service experts to try to see where there is a prioritization of services.