Artificial Upwelling: current efforts and anticipated impacts of intermingling the ocean

from Geoengineering Monitor

The US-based Climate Foundation revealed plans to intermingle ocean water layers in Australian and Philippine coastal waters with the aim of sequestering atmospheric carbon as well as stimulating the growth of phytoplankton and macroalgae, and enhancing fish production.

GESAMP1, a body advising the United Nations on scientific aspects of marine environmental protection, reviewed various marine geoengineering technologies2, among them artificial upwelling. The report concluded that the field studies carried out to date did not submit evidence that artificial upwelling can sequester carbon on larger scale.

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