OceanNETs project

OceanNETs aims to determine to what extent, and under what conditions, the deployment of ocean-based negative emission technologies could contribute to realistic, sustainable and effective pathways for Europe and the world to achieve climate neutrality and reach the goals established in the Paris Agreement. The project also intends to identify and prioritize options with the most potential in regard to CO2 mitigation, environmental impact, risks, co-benefits, technical feasibility, cost effectiveness, and political and societal acceptance. 

OceanNETs will contribute to major international, national, and EU assessments of possible climate mitigation options. The project 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. 

Project details

  • Project title: “Ocean-based Negative Emission Technologies – analyzing the feasibility, risks, and cobenefits of ocean-based negative emission technologies for stabilizing the climate” 
  • Funding scheme: European Union Horizon 2020 Programme (EU H2020, Grant agreement ID: 869357)
  • Duration: 4 years (1 July 2020 – 30 June 2024)
  • Project coordinator: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Dr. David Keller) 
  • Project website: www.oceannets.eu