To support pathways to mitigate the increasingly drastic consequences of human-made climate change & to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, the removal of atmospheric CO2 is an important measure alongside massive CO2 emission reductions. The research mission CDRmare investigates whether and to what extent the ocean, its habitats & ecosystems can play a significant role in removing and storing CO2 from the atmosphere. It also considers linkages with & impacts on the marine environment, Earth system, and society, as well as monitoring approaches in a changing environment.

The research mission will establish relevant assessment criteria and, in the long term, strategies towards the sustainable use of marine carbon storage & removal at national, regional to global scales, in close dialogue with stakeholders, CDRmare outcomes can be used e.g. for knowledge exchange, capacity development activities and co-designed solution roadmaps that will be developed under GEOS.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Global Ecosystem for Ocean Solutions (GEOS)

Start Date: 07/01/2021
End Date: 31/07/2024

Lead Contacts: Andreas Oschlies ( / Sandra Ketelhake (