Climate Café - Human impact on oceans


Aberdeen Climate Action and the BlueRemediomics project invite you to an interactive workshop on scientific solutions to Blue Carbon following the “do no significant harm principle” with a Scottish focus. 
 
The ocean is a natural carbon reservoir. This is blue carbon. Each year, several gigatons of carbon are transported from the surface ocean into the ocean interior, where the carbon is stored for decades. With increasing sea temperatures, acidification and shifts in sea ice dynamics, plus the emergence of technical interventions to increase blue carbon, one critical question that arises is:  how can we effectively manage a sustainable carbon cycle with “Blue Carbon” solutions targeting the climate crisis? 
 
How do, can and should it be ensured that scientific innovation in relation to Blue Carbon does “no significant harm”? And who should determine this?. New forms of technology which aim to work with nature to deliver benefits to the human public will be introduced, with a focus on Blue Carbon.
 
In this context, the ‘do no significant harm’ principle raises critical questions about the best approaches to ecosystem restoration, carbon capture, and sustainable solutions. It also prompts us to consider the ethical boundaries of chemical, biological and other interventions.
 
This cafe will be a workshop on Blue Carbon with a Scottish focus. What solutions are being developed? How should it be assessed that they do harm? This will be an interactive session introducing new solutions and exploring public approaches, thoughts and opinions on these solutions and their regulation. This is a free “open to all event” where everyone is welcome. All are welcome: with an interests or mild curiosity in science, climate change, social approaches, or public engagement.

While there will be a Zoom ticket to join online, we are not anticipating trying to do the discussion aspects of the event online so its likely to be a more limited experience that attending in person.


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Where
The Anatomy Rooms, All In Ideas SCIO, Arkade Studios, Shoe Lane, Aberdeen, UK