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Lead: National Oceanography Centre

Other participating institutes: Uniresearch

Objectives: To apply the highest standards for the scientific and technical project coordination, including quality control; To monitor the project’s progress and risks to ensure that the objectives, goals and milestones are reached on time and within budget; To manage the administration, project finances in compliance with the Rights and Obligations as set out in the Grant Agreement and in the Consortium Agreement; To ensure smooth and efficient communication between project partners and the EC; To manage data and IP within the project; To manage project risk and ensure compliance with FAIR data management and open science practices, gender and equality regulations and ethical considerations.

Lead: Heriot Watt University

Other participating institutes: University of Leiden; Kiel University

Objectives: To build conceptual designs of OCDR projects describing system boundaries, key processes, material and energy flows and carbon balances; To develop a common Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework for OCDR; To build ex-ante LCAs for OCDR projects with uncertainties where sufficient data are available; To develop a Techno-Economic Assessment (TEA) to develop the learning curves for the economic development of different OCDR technologies.

Lead: National Oceanography Centre

Other participating institutes: GEOMAR; University of Cambridge

Objectives: To establish the temporal and spatial monitoring requirements of different OCDR approaches; To evaluate and define optimal OCDR metrics; To enable real-time assessment of OCDR efficiency via the development of sensor technology for in-situ seawater carbonate chemistry monitoring; To develop autonomous sensor suites and associated methodologies for real-time environmental and ecosystem monitoring; To demonstrate the capability of the new observing technologies to detect, quantify and report in real-time any chemical, environmental or ecological perturbations related to OCDR strategies; To evaluate OCDR sampling strategies and monitoring methodologies through coupled physics/biogeochemistry models

Leads: Kiel Institute for the World Economy and University of Cambridge

Other participating institutes: Center for Social and Economic Research

Objectives: To test different methods of communicating marine CDR; To compare public perceptions of different marine CDR methods and their co-benefits between countries; To qualitatively explore various viewpoints and interests of diverse stakeholders in context of different ocean-based CDR methods; To pilot possible processes that can enable collaborative, deliberative development of solutions to implement different ocean-based CDR methods

Lead: Center for Social and Economic Research

Other participating institutes: LUISS; University of Cambridge; Comillas Pontifical University; University of Leiden

Objectives: To maximise impact on and uptake by key stakeholders through the development of a Community of Practice (CPr) approach; To develop a scientifically-grounded, stakeholder-oriented and multidimensional model for OCDR governance that encompasses social, political, economic, legal and ethical aspects

Lead: World Ocean Council

Other participating institutes: Comillas Pontifical University; University of Cambridge; Kiel Institute for the World Economy; Center for Social and Economic Research

Objectives: To create an OCDR Industry Association to advance business development, market demand and incentivisation strategies; To develop improved abatement cost estimates for OCDR approaches; To develop standardised carbon accounting requirements; To advance the operationalisation of OCDR by addressing barriers and constraints

Lead: University of Leipzig

Other participating institutes: Kiel Institute for the World Economy; Kiel University; GEOMAR

Objectives: To improve the representation of the marine carbon cycle in Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs); To develop a regional marine IAM that enables different OCDRs, their interactions, and carbon storage options; To develop an assessment framework that includes logistics systems for different OCDR approaches; To provide recommendations about the ecological and economic feasibility of OCDRs on a regional scale

Lead: Comillas Pontifical University

Other participating institutes: National Oceanography Centre; University of Cambridge

Objectives: To generate the roadmaps required to help policy makers to bring OCDR to scale through the production of policy briefs and synthesis reports; To engage with other CDR programmes (including those investigating terrestrial CDR approaches); To maximise the portfolio of mitigation strategies that can be used to support the transition to a climate neutral and resilient society


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