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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

Registration now open! The next Ocean Visions Summit will be held April 4-6, 2023, at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, and will include virtual attendance options. 

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

OCEAN-BASED Climate solutions

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.

Latest News

Ocean Visions Develops Framework to Guide Research on Seaweed Cultivation and Sinking for Carbon Dioxide Removal

Ocean Visions and partner Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have released a framework intended to guide the research needed to assess the efficacy and impacts of cultivating and sinking macroalgae (seaweed) for the purpose of sequestering carbon in the deep ocean and locking it away from the atmosphere as a means to help slow climate change.

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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