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CATALYZING SOLUTIONS FOR OCEAN HEALTH

The Challenge

Our ocean is under threat from a host of pressures, including overfishing, plastic pollution, and dead zones. But no threats loom larger than those caused by the greenhouse gas pollution causing global climate change. Greenhouse gas pollution is particularly hard on the ocean, driving overheating and acidification. Ocean heating is in turn causing deoxygenation, sea level rise, and disruption of critical marine ecosystem functions and services. At the same time, the ocean’s absorption of carbon dioxide is increasing its acidity. In order to address these challenges, the world needs to generate and scale innovative approaches and solutions much more effectively and quickly. 

Why Ocean Visions

Ocean Visions connects oceanographic and academic research institutions, marine resource managers, conservation organizations, investors, entrepreneurs, and governments to collaborate on the development, testing, and deployment of scalable and equitable solutions in the ocean-climate nexus. 

MODEL FEDERAL LAWS FOR OCEAN-BASED CDR

Ocean Visions is supporting the development of model federal laws to facilitate responsible ocean-based carbon dioxide removal research.  

THE GLOBAL ECOSYSTEM FOR OCEAN SOLUTIONS

The Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions (GEOS) is an Ocean Visions Program endorsed by the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. GEOS brings together partners from around the globe with a shared objective of generating knowledge and innovative solutions to address climate change and related ocean challenges. GEOS is a framework to catalyze the design, development, and deployment of ocean-based solutions for challenges at the ocean-climate nexus.

OCEAN-BASED CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL

There are many potentially promising ways to clean up carbon dioxide pollution – including those that enhance the ocean’s natural sequestration abilities. A number of ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) approaches are being explored, each requiring additional research and testing. Read the core principles guiding our work on carbon dioxide removal and the ocean.

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The Ocean Visions Research Consortium

Research Consortium: Leading ocean research and academic institutions that help identify, develop, evaluate, and test solutions to ocean challenges

The Ocean Visions Acceleration & Impact Partners

Acceleration and Impact Partners: Investors, philanthropists, NGOs, businesses, accelerators, and others that help move promising solutions into scalable real-world applications