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

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

Impact of Black Carbon in South-East Asia (SOOT-SEA) 430 283 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) – France

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 Ocean Decade Programme An Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS)

Lead Contact: Marc Tedetti (

challenges: 1- Understand and beat marine pollution, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus, 6- Coastal Resilience, 10- Behaviour Change
ocean_basins: North Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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