Ocean-based technologies to remove carbon dioxide
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on Global Warming underlines that all projected actions aiming to limit warming up to 1.5 °C also require the use of negative emission technologies (NETs). So far, the majority of NETs studies have focused on land-based technologies, which are unlikely to be a sufficient climate mitigation measure to compliment emission reductions. Knowledge of ocean-based technologies that may have a higher capacity to remove and store carbon, is still limited. The EU-funded OceanNETs project will explore the feasibility, positive and negative impacts of ocean-based NETs and demonstrate whether they can play a substantial and sustainable role in medium-to-long-term actions to limit warming. Additionally, the impacts of ocean-based NETs on society and the Earth system, as well as the effects of ocean-based and land-based NETs interactions, will be assessed.
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