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Carbon Storage Specialist

Carbon Storage Specialist

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As a Carbon Storage Specialist in the forest and wood products sector, you'll be involved in producing one of the world’s most sustainable and environmentally friendly materials.

Depending on your employer, you could be assessing carbon stocks in Australian forests or travelling internationally to become involved in forest based carbon projects.

You'll probably be familiar with carbon markets, carbon standards their verification. You'll also have experience in forestry management techniques (e.g. AFS, FSC), GIS and remote sensing analyst software and biomass inventories.

The career paths of many professionals in the forest and wood products industry lead to senior management and other positions.


Roles will vary according to the position, however your working day could include:

  • Recording field data

  • GIS mapping

  • Modelling sequestration

  • Assessing the viability of projects via carbon financing

  • Liaising with stakeholders at community, business and government levels

  • Developing and drafting reports


Varies according to the role

Ideal Attributes

Relevant experience, plus good analysis and problem solving, good written and verbal communication skills, able to accept responsibility and ability to work autonomously or as part of a team.

A high level of understanding and commitment to occupational health and safety is essential.


A graduate or postgraduate degree in forestry, ecology, environmental sciences or other applicable scientific discipline.

Employers in the forest and wood products industry are very supportive of ongoing training and skills development.


Potential employers include:

  • Forest managers

  • Carbon trading organisations

  • Environmental organisations

  • Government