Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Global Ocean Negative Carbon Emission

Xiamen University - China

Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Programme, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

Securing mitigation and adaptation solutions to climate change is an urgent requirement.

The ocean has the potential to store globally significant amounts of CO2, but approaches to enhance carbon sequestration require development and evaluation. Global-ONCE will undertake and facilitate the science required to evaluate and implement eco-technological interventions, including learning from paleo-oceanic carbon processes to predict the future, restoring impacted marine ecosystems, fostering nature-based systems of land-sea integrated management, upwelling manipulation, microbial-driven comprehensive carbon sequestration, adjustment of nutrients, DO and pH. Global ONCE will 1) develop an international network of field stations and research facilities, 2) co-design interdisciplinary collaborative research, 3) develop an evaluation framework for mitigation and adaptation approaches, 4) co-ordinate capacity building and 5) facilitate equitable policy, governance and societal understanding.

Start date: 01/01/2022
End date: 31/12/2030

Contact: Nianzhi Jiao | Email: