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Third Annual Meeting of the DOE Ocean Carbon Sequestration Research Program Contractors/Grantees Held
Published: November 20, 2002
Posted: November 27, 2002

Scientists and engineers in the Department of Energy Ocean Carbon Sequestration Research Program met October 21-22. The workshop focused on two methods of enhancing carbon sequestration in the ocean: 1) Direct injection of a relatively pure stream of carbon dioxide; and 2) iron fertilization to enhance the net oceanic uptake of carbon dioxide by phytoplankton and export of this carbon to the deep ocean. Results from this Ocean Carbon Sequestration Research program will allow an objective evaluation of the long-term effectiveness and potential environmental consequences of ocean sequestration as a carbon management option.

Contact: Anna Palmisano, SC-75, (301) 903-9963
Topic Areas:

  • Research Area: Carbon Cycle, Nutrient Cycling
  • Research Area: Microbes and Communities

Division: SC-23.1 Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, BER
      (formerly SC-75 Environmental Remediation Sciences Division, OBER)


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