A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration

A Consensus Study Report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Washington DC; The national Academies press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26278

Two complementary reports released the last two days highlight the potential for the ocean to remove carbon from the atmosphere and the need for responsible deployment to be guided by science research and governance. This National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report covers the current state of understanding for ocean-based carbon removal and provides a research pathway to resolve the knowledge gaps. The Aspen Institute report (post from Dec 8) charts out the first steps to develop a code of conduct for ocean-based carbon removal. Both reports identify crucial considerations to inform how to move forward with harnessing the power of the oceans to remove climate pollution.