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Impact of Black Carbon in South-East Asia (SOOT-SEA)

French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

Black Carbon (BC), or soot, which is the product of incomplete combustion of fossil fuels, biofuels, biomass and waste, largely contributes to fine particle air pollution (leading environmental cause of poor health and premature death) and is estimated to be the second contributor to climate change after CO2.

An underrated impact of BC is related to its introduction in the ocean, which is its main repository. This initiative aims to improve BC emission inventories in South-East Asia (SEA), determine atmospheric and fluvial fluxes to the ocean and understand how BC impacts marine systems.

Start Date: 01/01/2022

End Date: 01/01/2032

This project is hosted by the Decade Programme An Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS)


Xavier Mari: