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Ocean-based Negative Emission Technologies - analyzing the feasibility, risks, and cobenefits of ocean-based negative emission technologies for stabilizing the climate

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869357

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2020

  • End date

    30 June 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 310 895

  • EU contribution

    € 7 192 894,75

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany

Objective

In addition to urgently needed emission reductions, the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C highlighted with high confidence that all projected pathways that limit warming to 1.5°C also require the use of Negative Emission Technologies (NETs). The majority of NETs research has focused on land-based methods, however, meeting climate mitigation targets with land-based NETs alone, will be extremely difficult, if not impossible. NET knowledge on the ocean-based counterpart, which has a considerably higher capacity to store carbon, remains limited. OceanNETs will investigate the feasibility and impacts of emerging ocean-based NETs through a transdisciplinary research approach. We will establish if ocean-based NETs can play a substantial and sustainable role in medium-to-long term pathways that achieve climate neutrality from the perspective of reaching the Paris Agreement goals. The impacts of ocean-based NETs on society and the Earth system will also be determined. The respective policy challenges, as well as the implications of interactions between ocean- and terrestrial-based NETs in these pathways, will also be assessed. Analyses will account for both risks and co-benefits, as well as any feedbacks these may have on NET efficacy and feasibility. The project will contribute to major international, national, and EU assessments of possible climate mitigation options. OceanNETs breaks new ground by bringing together recognized NET experts from economic, political, legal, social, and natural sciences and establishing a tight dialogue with stakeholders in a single integrated project. The scientific experts will synergistically work in parallel and together, whilst interacting with stakeholders, to evaluate ocean-based NETs within a UN sustainable development goals framework. The strength of OceanNETs lies in its transdisciplinary approach as opposed to existing disciplinary studies.

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Address

Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 2 502 447,31

Participants (13)

NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 637 962,50

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 200 801,25

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 362 312,50

HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 496 871,25

ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 212 100

UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 11 250

INSTITUT FUER WELTWIRTSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 733 431,25

ILMATIETEEN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 384 577,50

INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 751 900

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 494 872,44

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 180 337,50

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 224 031,25

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION

Australia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 869357

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 July 2020

  • End date

    30 June 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 310 895

  • EU contribution

    € 7 192 894,75

Coordinated by:

HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL

Germany