The overall goal of the program is to provide policy makers with credible scientific information needed to make sound decisions relating to the role of tropical wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies.
SWAMP objectives include
Quantify greenhouse gas emissions and C stocks from both intact wetlands and sites that have undergone land cover or management changes
To develop ecosystem C-dynamics modeling tools suitable for tropical wetlands to support policy-relevant analyses. To scale-up local field study results to landscape, province, country, and global scales via remote sensing and spatially explicit land use cover change modeling
To build the capacity of the policy community through dialogues and briefings; and of the resource management and scientific communities through research and technical transfer activities.