In September 2022, the OCB community gathered for a workshop to build the OCB community’s capacity to conduct research on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of marine CDR by identifying priorities, pathways and best practices in this relatively new area. The workshop was designed to provide both education for the community as well as ample opportunities for discussion to collectively grapple with the science needed to measure and verify CDR in marine environments. At this workshop, we convened 5 main topical sessions: Lessons from land-based CDR MRV; the landscape of current marine CDR MRV; Models, methods, and measurements for sea-air CO2 flux and permanence / durability of CDR methods; MRV in an ecosystem context; and MRV in a social and environmental justice context. On the last day, we convened our group to address how we could potentially grow this community and continue to build CDR and MRV knowledge, opportunities, best practices, and interdisciplinary networks in the OCB community. Recordings of plenary lectures and panel discussions are available on the workshop website. In this webinar, we’ll briefly review the key lessons learned from this workshop, some information about community feedback, a few nascent outcomes driven by our conversations, and discuss what’s coming next. Join us!
January 24, 2023 – 16:00-17:00 EST
Speakers and conveners: Jessica Cross (NOAA OAP), Jaime Palter (URI), Lennart Bach (Univ. Tasmania), Matt Long (NCAR), Patrick Rafter (UCI), Clare Reimers (OSU), Heather Benway and Mai Maheigan (OCB/WHOI)