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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

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.

Call for proposal

H2020-LC-CLA-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

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
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 200 801,25
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 362 312,50
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 496 871,25
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 212 100
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 11 250
Address
Ritterstrasse 26
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT FUER WELTWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 733 431,25
Address
Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
ILMATIETEEN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 384 577,50
Address
Erik Palmenin Aukio 1
00560 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED SUSTAINABILITY STUDIES EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 751 900
Address
Berliner Strasse 130
14467 Postdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 494 872,44
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 180 337,50
Address
C/ Juan De Quesada 30
35001 Las Palmas De Gran Canaria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
EU contribution
€ 224 031,25
Address
Problemveien 5-7
0313 Oslo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act
Activity type
Research Organisations