#ProtectOurBeds global seagrass conservation project

Seagrass meadows store 10% of the ocean’s carbon

savvy navvy is the first navigation app on the market helping to build environmental awareness by showcasing vital seagrass data.

The ‘#protectourbeds´ campaign is an exciting collaboration between not-for-profit, Clean Sailors, the Ocean Conservation Trust and all-in-one navigation app, savvy navvy.

The aim of the new global campaign is to help stop vital seagrass being destroyed and to bring greater awareness to water-users on where sensitive seabeds lie and encouraging them to minimise disruption, especially anchoring.

view seagrass conservation areas in savvy navvy

Seagrasses combat climate change by absorbing and storing huge amounts of carbon, but are estimated to be the fastest disappearing habitat on the planet mainly due to avoidable human activity.

Since launching in early 2023 we have been expanding the seagrass data in the app as contributors have come forward from the UK, Europe, the USA and the Channel Islands.

The #protectourbeds campaign is collating geo-spatial data on sensitive seabeds and showing the information in the savvy navvy navigation app - providing sailors and water-users with a clear view of where seagrass beds are and alternatives to anchoring. 

seagrass conservation mooring buoys

Seagrass Conservation

Seagrass meadows store 10% of the ocean’s carbon and are key protagonists in the combat of climate change. They can be up to 35 times more efficient at absorbing carbon than rainforests of the same area and also provide a habitat for rare and endangered species. Despite the importance of seagrass, in the UK alone, we have lost nearly half our seagrass beds since the 1930s, mainly due to avoidable human activity.

Where available, nearby eco-moorings are clearly marked in the app - encouraging our boating community to make more informed anchoring choices when out on the water. 

It’s the “first time the boating community can easily understand what lies beneath the keel”, according to the Ocean Conservation Trust, who are scientific advisers in this project.

Seagrass locations in savvy navvy

savvy navvy users are able to see the location of existing seabeds and eco-moorings in the app based on exact locations, and the project is expected to continue to grow with more sensitive seabed data being added through the course of 2023-24.

Together with our campaign partners, we continue to actively seek more eco-moorings in the UK and around the world, as we break down barriers to boating and help people get out onto the water, we need to make sure we do so sustainably.

All enquiries and applications can be directed to Clean Sailors via info@cleansailors.com .

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seagrass conservation areas in savvy navvy