Advancing solutions for ocean-climate restoration

The Challenge

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.

Ocean Visions Biennial Summit 2023

What an honor it was to host our 2023 Summit from April 4-6 in Atlanta! 400 “solvers” from the ocean-climate community gathered to advance solutions to help restore the ocean and climate – creating a new narrative of informed hope. 

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

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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.