Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement Research

This project will create a detailed guide that outlines all the relevant approaches available for ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE) as a Carbon Dioxide Removal approach. Current knowledge regarding strengths and weaknesses of the individual approaches, scientific uncertainties, biological and ecological impacts, knowledge gaps and research needs will be described. Best practices for experimental set-up of laboratory, pelagic and benthic mesocosms and field experiments, as well as for modelling scenarios will be developed. The guide will include recommendations for responsible research and innovation, public engagement, and data reporting and sharing. It will also cover the legal situation and suggestions for monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV).

Contact person: Dr. Angela Stevenson / GEOMAR