Report Release & Briefing: A Research Strategy for Ocean CDR and Sequestration
Webinar Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 11am-12pm ET View recording The Committee on A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration will be releasing their report entitled A Research Strategy for Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration on December 8, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET. A public report release webinar will also be held from 11:00 AM…Read More
Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal workshops
Now available: Slides and videos from all four NASEM Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) workshops in January & February 2021: A Workshop on Ocean-based CDR Opportunities and Challenges, Part 4: Nutrient Fertilization & Artificial Upwelling and Downwelling A Workshop on Ocean-based CDR Opportunities and Challenges Part 3: Ecosystem Recovery & Seaweed Cultivation A Workshop on…Read More
New report “High level review of a wide range of proposed marine geoengineering techniques” comprehensively examines a wide range of marine geoengineering techniques to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or boost the reflection of incoming solar radiation to space (albedo modification) or in some cases both. Further, the report recommends a) that a coordinated…Read More
Infographic on Ocean Fertilization
The OCB infographic on ocean fertilization is available to download as a PDF, or as individual panels for slides or social media, in English and in Spanish. Download the full infographic PDF English SpanishRead More
Where does OCB stand on ocean fertilization?
In 2012, OCB released a position statement regarding its stance on commercially driven ocean fertilization experiments that do not adhere to international protocols. OCB continues to be in support of scientifically rigorous, well-controlled ocean fertilization experiments that comply with international protocols for ocean dumping and marine pollution.Read More
About this Site
The Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry (OCB) Program developed this website as a clearinghouse of ocean fertilization news and informational resources to 1) increase public knowledge and awareness on this topic, and 2) advance scientific research to improve our understanding of the implications of ocean fertilization for marine ecosystems.
Learn more about OCB and other organizations’ stances on ocean fertilization experiments.
- What is Ocean Fertilization: The Basics
- How Ocean Fertilization is done: Science background
- Dive in Deeper: Outreach and education web resources
- International policy and agreements on ocean fertilization
- Media coverage on experiments, theory and controversy
- Learn More: In depth scientific literature, reports and background papers, organization position statements on ocean fertilization, past experiments on ocean fertilization
- Scientific Literature by topic, including synthesis papers, experiments, regional and related research papers
- Large-scale ocean fertilization experiments
- London Convention and other governance and policy documents
- Informational web resources for outreach and teaching
- Position statements
- Gray literature
Funding for the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Project Office is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The OCB Project Office is housed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.