Plan Sea: Ocean Interventions to Address Climate Change

SEAO2_CDR: An Insight into the European Ocean CDR Space with Christopher Pearce, Patricia Grasse and Christine Merk

September 26, 2023 Wil Burns and Anna Madlener Season 1 Episode 13
Plan Sea: Ocean Interventions to Address Climate Change
SEAO2_CDR: An Insight into the European Ocean CDR Space with Christopher Pearce, Patricia Grasse and Christine Merk
Show Notes

Today's episode features three representatives of the SEAO2-CDR project, a European effort to determine strategies for the evaluation and assessment of ocean based carbon dioxide removal. The project's aims range from a strongly interdisciplinary background and focus not only on scientific, but also economic, legal, political, social and ethical  aspects.

We are joined by 

  • the project’s Scientific and Technical Lead, Dr. Christopher Pearce from the National Oceanography Center in the UK.
  • Dr Christine Merk of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, who co-leads WP4 Understanding public and stakeholder perceptions. 
  • Dr Patricia Grasse, University of Leipzig and GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, who leads WP7 Integrated assessment of ocean-based CDR deployment. 

The project is funded through the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101081362.