8:30 Registration and breakfast

Climate Repair and The Ocean

This session of the conference will set the scene for the importance of carbon dioxide removal as a component of the route to net zero and beyond.  It will outline the range of options for ocean-based carbon dioxide removal and sequestration and the overall climate change mitigation framework to which they might contribute.

09:30 Introduction and Welcome

Professor Ralph Rayner, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics

09:40 Keynote Address: The climate crisis

Professor Sir David King, Founder, Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge/Chair, Climate Crisis Advisory Group

10:00 An IPCC Perspective on The Role of Carbon Removal and sequestration in Achieving Net Zero and Beyond

Dr Chris Jones, Research Fellow, Earth System and Mitigation Science Team, UK Met Office

10:20 Ocean-based Carbon Dioxide Removal Options for Climate Change Mitigation

Dr David Keller, Senior Scientist, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research

10:40 Questions and Discussion

11:00 Break

Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal and Sequestration

This session of the conference will comprise presentations from organisations engaged with different approaches to ocean carbon dioxide removal and sequestration.

Session Chair: Bella Corpora, Associate Director, Carbon Business Council

11:20 Recovery of Natural Systems

Dr Brian von Herzen, Executive Director, The Climate Foundation

11:40 The Potential of Pelagic Sargassum

Dr Mar Fernandez, Research Scientist, Alfred Wegener Institute

12:00 Connecting Capital to Nature

Jordan Breigner, SVP of Commercial Operations, Running Tide

12:20 Alkalinisation

Peter Chargin, Vice President, Commercialization and Community & Government Relations, Planetary Technologies

12:40 Questions and Discussion

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Driving Global Carbon Dioxide Drawdown via Direct Ocean Capture

Dr Harry Atwater, Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, Captura and Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology

14:20 Carbon Capture and Storage

Stephen Fasham, Chief Executive Officer, Covelya Group

14:40 Questions and Discussion

14:50 Break

Monitoring, Reporting and Verification

Speakers in this session will explore the data, information and knowledge needs associated with permitting, evaluation, design, operation, monitoring, reporting and verification of marine carbon dioxide removal and sequestration activities.

Session Chair: Charlotte Powell, Head of BioEnergy and Carbon Removals Innovation Team, Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

15:00 A policy perspective

Dr Leo Mercer, Policy Analyst, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics

15:20 The Legal and Regulatory Framework

Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Senior Lecturer in Climate Law, Edinburgh University

15:40 Evaluating impacts

Dr Vassilis Kitidis, Marine Biogeochemist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

16:00 Requirements for safe and effective implementation of oceanbased carbon dioxide removal.

Dr Christopher Pearce, Principal Marine Geoscientist, National Oceanography Centre

16:20 Questions and Discussion

16:40 Break

Ocean Information Needs

A panel of speakers from the previous sessions will discuss the challenges associated with scaling marine carbon dioxide removal and sequestration opportunities, focussing on common needs for ocean data, information and knowledge. 

16:50 A panel discussion moderated by:

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE, Director, Centre for Climate Repair, Cambridge University

Panel Members:

Professor Ed Hill, Chief Executive, National Oceanography Centre

Brad Ack, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Visions

Pete Chargin,Vice President, Planetary Technologies

Professor Jerry Blackford,Head of Science, Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Dr Jessica Cross, Earth Scientist – Decarbonization and Carbon Removal, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

17:40 Closing Keynote

Brad Ack, Chief Executive Officer, Ocean Visions

18:00 Closing remarks

18:05 Networking drinks reception