Unlocking the secret powers of the ocean floor

June 27, 2024


The global research project, developed in partnership by the Blue Marine Foundation, University of Exeter, and Convex Group Ltd, is now two years into its five-year lifespan. As part of the project, around 100 experts are “investigating, modelling and quantifying carbon storage in vast coastal seas around the globe whose carbon capacity is currently unknown”, according to the Blue Marine Foundation in the hope of generating important open-source data on how to manage the ocean sustainably and maximise its carbon-storage capabilities. Ultimately, they’re trying to determine how the seabed acts as a carbon sink, and how it could be an ally in slowing down climate change. Alongside generating scientific data, the project seeks to engage young people, the public, and decision-makers.

Source: Oceanographic Magazine

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