Overview

Overview

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Successful adoption of any new technology or innovation seldom relies on its function, engineering, or design alone. Some level of public awareness and acceptance is needed for uptake of any new technology; technologies associated with ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) are not an exception. 

Participants in the workshops and review cycles leading to the production of these road maps broadly agreed that ocean-based CDR technology pathways are currently at very low levels of public awareness and, accordingly, public support. These views are in broad agreement with the growing scholarly research on the subject.[1]Cox E, Boettcher M, Spence E and Bellamy R (2021) Casting a Wider Net on Ocean NETs. Front. Clim. 3:576294. doi: 10.3389/fclim.2021.576294

Given these low levels of awareness and understanding, workshop participants agreed that a great deal more investment is needed to educate and inform key audiences on ocean-based CDR, and to connect directly to those key audiences that will be most critical to moving testing and development forward.

Successful adoption of any new technology or innovation seldom relies on its function, engineering, or design alone. Some level of public awareness and acceptance is needed for uptake of any new technology; technologies associated with ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) are not an exception. 

Participants in the workshops and review cycles leading to the production of these road maps broadly agreed that ocean-based CDR technology pathways are currently at very low levels of public awareness and, accordingly, public support. These views are in broad agreement with the growing scholarly research on the subject.[1]Cox E, Boettcher M, Spence E and Bellamy R (2021) Casting a Wider Net on Ocean NETs. Front. Clim. 3:576294. doi: 10.3389/fclim.2021.576294

Given these low levels of awareness and understanding, workshop participants agreed that a great deal more investment is needed to educate and inform key audiences on ocean-based CDR, and to connect directly to those key audiences that will be most critical to moving testing and development forward.

Successful adoption of any new technology or innovation seldom relies on its function, engineering, or design alone. Some level of public awareness and acceptance is needed for uptake of any new technology; technologies associated with ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) are not an exception. 

Participants in the workshops and review cycles leading to the production of these road maps broadly agreed that ocean-based CDR technology pathways are currently at very low levels of public awareness and, accordingly, public support. These views are in broad agreement with the growing scholarly research on the subject.[1]Cox E, Boettcher M, Spence E and Bellamy R (2021) Casting a Wider Net on Ocean NETs. Front. Clim. 3:576294. doi: 10.3389/fclim.2021.576294

Given these low levels of awareness and understanding, workshop participants agreed that a great deal more investment is needed to educate and inform key audiences on ocean-based CDR, and to connect directly to those key audiences that will be most critical to moving testing and development forward.  

A more detailed assessment of the major hurdles to achieving and maintaining public support fell broadly into the following categories.

Successful adoption of any new technology or innovation seldom relies on its function, engineering, or design alone. Some level of public awareness and acceptance is needed for uptake of any new technology; technologies associated with ocean-based carbon dioxide removal (CDR) are not an exception. 

Participants in the workshops and review cycles leading to the production of these road maps broadly agreed that ocean-based CDR technology pathways are currently at very low levels of public awareness and, accordingly, public support. These views are in broad agreement with the growing scholarly research on the subject.

Given these low levels of awareness and understanding, workshop participants agreed that a great deal more investment is needed to educate and inform key audiences on ocean-based CDR, and to connect directly to those key audiences that will be most critical to moving testing and development forward.  

A more detailed assessment of the major hurdles to achieving and maintaining public support fell broadly into the following categories.

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