Oceans of Knowledge 2023
Wednesday 18 October 2023 - Monday 23 October 2023
: Institute of Physics, London
Beyond Net Zero: The Role of the Ocean in Climate Repair
Beyond that contained in the Earth’s crust, the ocean holds by far the largest stock of carbon on our planet, dwarfing carbon in the atmosphere and soils. How can we make most effective use of the ocean’s capacity to produce oxygen and sequester carbon in delivery of net zero and beyond, while regenerating healthy ocean environments and essential ecosystem services? What can be achieved through restoration of natural ocean systems that contribute to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or the use of other climate repair solutions?
The ‘Beyond Net Zero – The role of the ocean in climate repair’ edition of the Oceans of Knowledge conference series, at the Institute of Physics in London on 18 October 2023, will explore these opportunities. The conference will set this critical future use of the ocean into the context of associated scientific, technological, engineering, operational and regulatory challenges. It will focus on the ocean data, information and knowledge needed to inform use of the ocean in climate repair.
PML's Dr Vassilis Kitidis and Professor Jerry Blackford are panelists in the event. Dr Kitidis will speak on ‘Evaluating impact’ in the session Chaired by Charlotte Powell, Head of BioEnergy and Carbon Removals Innovation Team with the UK government Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. Speakers in this session will explore the data, information and knowledge needs associated with permitting, evaluation, design, operation, monitoring, reporting and verification of marine carbon dioxide removal and sequestration activities. Professor Blackford will join the panel on ‘Ocean Information Needs’ which will discuss the challenges associated with scaling marine carbon dioxide removal and sequestration opportunities, focussing on common needs for ocean data, information and knowledge.
Professor Blackford will focus on ‘Ocean Information Needs’ as part of the panel discussing the challenges associated with scaling marine carbon dioxide removal and sequestration opportunities, focussing on common needs for ocean data, information and knowledge.
For further details or to register visit: https://www.imarest.org/events/oceans-of-knowledge-2023.html