Ocean Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR): potential, progress, and challenges
|18:30 - 19:30||Lecture|
|19:30 - 20:30||Drinks Reception|
Speaker: Professor John Taylor
There is a growing consensus that on top of deep and rapid emissions reductions, carbon dioxide will need to be removed from the atmosphere in order to avoid the worst scenarios associated with climate change. The ocean represents a large carbon reservoir and physical and biological processes sequester carbon on long timescales. Several strategies have been proposed to remove carbon from the surface ocean (and hence from the atmosphere). In this talk, I will review some of these strategies, discuss work underway in this area, and speculate on the challenges, impacts, and potential for ocean carbon dioxide removal (CDR). I will also highlight the potential role of marine engineering in ocean CDR.
Brief history of Stanley Gray lecture series:
The IMarEST Stanley Gray Lectures (and the annual Stanley Gray Awards) are named in memory of Stanley Gray who was the Chief Mechanical Engineer at the Port Directorate of Basra during the 1950s & 60s. When he died in 1973 he left half his estate to be held by the Institute in trust to create the Stanley Gray Fund. He expressed the wish that the money should be awarded via a scholarship or prize to wherever the Institute saw distinction in Marine Engineering. This remit has been expanded following due process to include Marine Science and Technology. The Stanley Gray Series of prestige lectures, launched in 2002, is held to mark his generosity to, and patronage of the Institute.