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CO2 removal from atmosphere is crucial for climate protection – Annual CDRmare conference focuses on ocean-based methods

Overview of the methods researched by CDRmare for removing CO2 from the atmosphere
Five ocean-based methods for atmospheric CO2 removal are the focus of CDRmare and the second annual meeting of the research mission in Stralsund. (Graphic: R. Erven / GEOMAR)

Time is pressing: Worldwide, research is warning that it will soon be impossible to curb man-made climate change to a point where the internationally agreed climate targets can be met. According to current knowledge, even a drastic reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions implemented immediately is no longer sufficient, but will have to be supplemented by additional removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. This is the background for the 2nd annual conference of the research mission CDRmare of the German Marine Research Alliance (DAM), which starts today in Stralsund. About 200 experts will discuss ocean-based methods of atmospheric CO2 removal for three days.

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Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW)
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel