Advancing solutions for ocean-climate restoration
Our ocean is under threat from many pressures, but none loom larger than the greenhouse gas pollution causing climate disruption. The effects of greenhouse gas pollution are particularly dangerous to the ocean, driving steady heating and acidification. Ocean heating means less oxygen for marine life, sea level rise, and disruption of critical ecosystem functions and services, upon which nature and humanity rely. Simultaneously, the ocean’s absorption of massive quantities of carbon dioxide pollution is increasing its acidity, threatening the viability of many species. The only way to solve these problems is to dial back carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. This means reducing emissions and cleaning up legacy pollution. To do this at the scale and speed necessary requires the power of the ocean, and the proliferation of innovative new technologies and solutions.
Why Ocean Visions
Ocean Visions is a non-profit organization that catalyzes innovation at the intersection of the ocean and climate crises. We facilitate multisector collaborations from within our Network and beyond, working with leading research institutions, the private sector, and public-interest organizations to fully explore and advance responsible and effective ocean-based climate solutions. In short, we work to stabilize the climate and restore ocean health.
Launchpad Cohort 2
Applications now open for the second cohort of our Launchpad program! This is an outstanding opportunity for ocean-based carbon dioxide removal innovators to receive expert advice to optimize technologies and measure, understand, and minimize environmental effects. Preliminary applications must be completed by June 8, 2023.
Restoring the climate and healing the ocean in 2023
I’m optimistic that 2023 will be a big year to advance an agenda to restore the climate and heal the ocean, thanks to the increasing momentum I see globally to employ new tools to address the planet’s complex challenges. – Ocean Visions Chief Executive Officer Brad Ack
Europe-Based Startup PRONOE Wins Ocean Visions’ Innovation Prize at Student-Led MIT Climate & Energy Competition
Ocean Visions awards $15,000 to ocean-based carbon dioxide removal company PRONOE as part of the student-led MIT Climate & Energy Prize
Statement: White House Ocean Climate Action Plan
Ocean Visions releases statement on President Biden’s new Ocean Climate Action Plan, which outlines three goals that mobilize the Federal Government and civil society to take effective and innovative ocean climate action.
Road Map to Advance Research and Development for Microalgae-Based Carbon Sequestration
Ocean Visions has released the latest in a series of digital road maps designed to accelerate responsible research and development for ocean-based solutions to the climate crisis. Representing the sixth in a growing series, the new road map on microalgae cultivation is intended to catalyze action around the most critical needs to safely advance the field.
The Ocean Visions Network
Ocean Visions is a nonprofit organization at the center of a robust network comprised of leading universities and oceanographic institutions, and a diverse set of practitioner partners. Ocean Visions works to engage and focus resources from across this network for concerted action, catalyzing collaboration for the co-design, development, testing, and evaluation of solutions to the interlocking ocean-climate crisis.