The second annual Ocean Carbon Workshop was held as part of the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit hosted by The Economist.
The workshop sought to build on the outcomes from the first Ocean Carbon Workshop in 2021, which identified that the ocean is missing from global climate models and international climate strategy.
This year, the discussion was focused on the natural and capital value of accurate climate strategy and how internationally coordinated ocean observation and synthesis can close the gap on climate models and improve policy decisions.
Discussions and outcomes from this workshop fed into presentations at COP27 in November 2022.
(Organized by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA))
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), when paired with extensive emissions reductions, is a mitigation strategy to limit warming to 1.5°C as it removes legacy carbon emissions from the atmosphere by augmenting natural processes on ocean and land.
However, in order to meet climate goals, CDR must scale 30 times its present capacity by 2030, which is estimated to require an annual global investment of 1.13 billion USD/year for research and development.
This panel event will:
(Organized by World Meteorological Organization)
This panel event is focused on the Global Greenhouse Gas Watch, which will provide a valuable tool to support the transparency of global mitigation action.
The system will be built on three components:
Open and unrestricted access to data will ensure a full transparency of system outputs, which will provide globally consistent information that will feed multiple applications including supplementary information to the traditional inventory reporting.
(Organized by Minderoo Foundation)
This session unveils the transformative potential of eDNA in mapping the lifeblood of our seas, promising a leap in how we observe ocean life and manage Marine Protected Areas. Dive into the future of ocean stewardship and witness how cutting-edge genomics merge with oceanic expeditions to redefine marine protection.
The one-hour event featured:
We were pleased to welcome the following speakers:
This invite was by invite-only.