Actions

Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Blue Symbiosis

Working group / expert group / taskforce

Change humanity’s relationship with the ocean, Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, North Atlantic Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, South Pacific Ocean, Sustainably feed the global population, Understand and beat marine pollution, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

It's proposed that oil and gas infrastructure be converted into multi-species restorative seaweed aquaculture sites to establish foundational and reproductive habitat, sequester CO2, mitigate eutrophication, and provide seaweed for fertilizer and nutrition. If successful, Blue Symbiosis will provide an alternative to removing infrastructure in the North Sea and the Bass Strait, then globally.

If this option is chosen by industry and governments, it will be required that a proportion of the savings be allocated to restoration, improving monitoring capabilities, and R&D. This has the potential to allocate 100s of millions (USD) to support marine restoration through a scalable self-financing process.

Start Date: 15/06/2021
End Date: 15/06/2029

Contact
Joshua Jay Castle: jjcastle@utas.edu.au