Seminar: Professors Gideon Henderson & David Marshall, "Using the Oceans to Reduce Atmospheric CO2 Levels"

Past Event

27 November 2008, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

Professors Gideon Henderson & David Marshall, The 21st Century Ocean Institute

Abstract: The surface ocean consumes about a third of the carbon we release by fossil fuel burning; will it continue to do so? The deep ocean could also consume vast amounts of carbon; should we put it there? Or should we manipulate the natural system to persuade the oceans to take up more carbon? Answering these questions might solve the global warming problem, but requires new approaches to modelling the complex circulation of ocean waters. In this seminar, we will set out the questions, and showcase the models that will answer them.