Ocean Carbon Worksop 2022

Workshop was held as part of the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit hosted by the Economist.

Event details

Date & Time:
October 5, 2022 9:00 AM
October 5, 2022 11:00 AM
Time Zone:
Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 0E6
Registration Deadline:

OFI's second ocean carbon workshop was held on October 5, 2022, as part of the World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit hosted by The Economist.

The workshop built 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 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.

Key Takeaways

  • "The North Atlantic is at the heart of the machinery of the global climate engine," said Mr. Michel Jean. "We strongly believe that we need a concerted international coordination effort to coordinate all existing capabilities, both space-based and surface-based observing systems."
  • [The ocean is] the foundation of our understanding of the climate and at the foundation of the climate services value chain that connects observation to decision making to understand climate change, understand the state of global climate, and both support climate change mitigation and adaptation action." Dr. Joanna Post.
  • "We need this information, and we need it urgently to allow us to enhance science-based decision making, not just in Canada, but worldwide. For example, the ocean's vital carbon absorbing function, particularly what has been called deep blue carbon in the high seas, remains critically under observed and may be changing," said Senator Dr. Stanley Kutcher. "The North Atlantic Carbon Observatory is an example of this vital and urgently needed work, and an opportunity for Canadian leadership and helping to bring together a global consortium, to now do the hard work needed. Not tomorrow. But now."
Please click the titles below to learn more about each event.
Date: December 1, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00  GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 2, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Jameel Arts Centre
Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 GST
Location: Plenary 2
Catalyzing Investments
Date: December 3, 2023
Time: 16:00 - 17:15 GST
Location: Nature Pavilion
Global Greenhouse Gas
Date: December 4, 2023
Time: 12:15 - 13:15 GST
Location: Science for Climate Action Pavilion
Date: December 5, 2023
Time: 15:30 - 16:30 GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 6, 2023
Time: 15:30 - 16:30  GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 7, 2023
Time: 10:00 - 17:00  GST
Location: Off-site from COP28 (invite only)
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Location: Ocean Pavilion
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 11:00 - 12:00 GST
Location: Clean Resource Innovation Network Pavilion
Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Canada Pavilion
Date: December 10, 2023
Time: 17:00 - 18:00 GST
Location: Clean Resource Innovation Network Pavilion


The one-hour event featured:

  • Briefings by international experts
  • Moderated panel discussion
  • Questions from the audience

Invited Speakers

We were pleased to welcome:

  • Mr. Michel Jean, President of the Infrastructure Commission, World Meteorological organization,
  • Dr. Joanna Post, Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC),
  • Senator Dr. Stanley Kutcher, founder of Senators for Climate Solutions,
  • Andy Fillmore, MP and Parliamentary Secretary representing the views of Minister François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry of Canada, and
  • Dr. Anya Waite, Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute, Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean), Dalhousie University

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