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Webinar: A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration

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Thursday, 22 October 2020, 11:00

Thursday, October 22, 2020. 11:00 AM. Webinar: A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration. Sponsored by The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine. More information here.

The ocean covers about 70% of the Earth's surface and already buffers a large fraction of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (NRC, 2017); hence, much of the global capacity for natural carbon sequestration is in the ocean. Natural processes on land and ocean have removed roughly 55% of emitted CO2, but it may be possible to enhance both the uptake and longer-term sequestration potential of these processes. The National Academies will appoint an ad hoc committee to explore ocean-based approaches to carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and sequestration and provides a path forward for research and development of promising CDR approaches.

The committee's first meeting will focus on exploring the study’s statement of task with the study sponsor and other stakeholders with interest in ocean-based CDR strategies. An open session will be held on Oct. 22, accompanied by two closed sessions on Oct. 20 and 29.

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