Beginning in September 2020 and continuing through March 2021, Ocean Visions convened experts from multiple disciplines, sectors, and geographies in a series of workshops to identify technology readiness, scaling potential, uncertainties, obstacles, opportunities, and first-order priorities for moving the field forward. We focused on three ocean-based CDR domains, as well as two cross-cutting issues of importance. Starting in May 18, 2021 and continuing through early July, Ocean Visions will release five “living” digital road maps. The first is road map is Macroalgae Cultivation and Carbon Sequestration.
These road maps are intended to catalyze attention and action around the most critical priorities to move these fields forward. The maps are being launched as digital products so that they can be regularly updated and refined as advances emerge in science, technology, governance, and policy. The road maps will allow for interested actors to work together on key priorities, and for authorized users to continue to update and amend the maps as progress is made.
Through these road maps, scientists, engineers, cultivators, entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and more will be able to collaborate across the globe on challenges and opportunities related to technology development, field testing, governance, finance, and public support for ocean-based CDR—all grounded in an evidence-based, precautionary approach towards implementation.