Additional Ventures is partnering with Ocean Visions and a consortium of philanthropic funders to announce the Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE) Engineering Award. We invite concise pre-proposals to develop prototypes of new tools, technologies, and processes that could enable safe, cost-efficient, and scalable OAE.
CATALYZING SOLUTIONS FOR OCEAN HEALTH
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.
THE OCEAN: FROM CLIMATE VICTIM TO CLIMATE SOLUTION
Our planet is being transformed by climate disruption, with some of the worst impacts occurring in the ocean. Currently, almost all of our efforts are focused on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. While those efforts remain vital, they’re no longer enough. We must also clean up the greenhouse gas pollution in our atmosphere. Ocean Visions believes that we may be able to harness the power of the ocean to restore the climate and the ocean itself.
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.
Additional Ventures is partnering with Ocean Visions and a consortium of philanthropic funders to announce the Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement (OAE) Research Award.