Ocean-Based Climate Solutions
We are catalyzing and supporting research and development for carbon dioxide removal technologies that build on the ocean's natural processes.
While the ocean has enormous potential for carbon dioxide removal (CDR), and there are a number of emerging ocean-based carbon dioxide removal approaches, a great deal more research, development, and evaluation is urgently needed. To help focus and facilitate action, Ocean Visions worked with experts from around the globe to develop five interactive and ‘living’ road maps that identify key actions needed to advance our collective knowledge of ocean-based CDR pathways. This knowledge is critical to determining what role, if any, each may ultimately play in addressing the climate crisis.
Ocean Visions supports innovation and the creation of new potential solutions at the ocean-climate nexus. We provide tailored expert support to selected competitors for the $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal through the Ocean Visions Launchpad, which helps to test and validate team technologies and business models in order to improve their chance of success. We also advise and evaluate selected innovators through direct technical assistance and third-party evaluation.
Together with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Ocean Visions convened a working group consisting of thought leaders from across academia, government, and industry to improve the understanding of the effectiveness and consequences of sinking seaweed to the deep ocean for long-term carbon sequestration.
In order to accelerate the understanding of ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) as a potential CDR method, Ocean Visions is partnering with Additional Ventures and a consortium of philanthropic funders on the Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement R&D Program, an ambitious effort launched in February 2022.