Seafields – CDR via Open-Sea Cultivation of Sargassum: free webinar, July 12


A useful learning and networking opportunity for anyone interested in carbon removal: the Seafields – CDR via Open-Sea Cultivation of Sargassum free webinar on July 12.

OpenAir is excited to present This Is CDR, an online event series that explores the wide range of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) solutions currently being researched, developed, and deployed, and discusses them in the context of the Carbon Dioxide Removal Leadership Act (CDRLA), and other CDR policies OpenAir is developing and advancing in U.S. states and localities and globally.

This week on This Is CDR, we are pleased to welcome Seafields Co-Founder and Director John Auckland and Chief Science Officer Dr. Mar Fernández-Méndez to tell us how the company removes CO2 from the atmosphere and durably sequesters it in the deep ocean via open-sea cultivation of sargassum.

John Auckland is an experienced entrepreneur and public speaker who sold his first company before age 30. He founded the global crowdfunding agency, TribeFirst, as well as the GreenTribe Fund, a seed stage ESG fund. John has helped 90+ companies raise over £50M, and has served as Virgin StartUp’s crowdfunding trainer and a Virgin StartUp Ambassador.

Dr. Mar Fernández-Méndez holds an MSc in Marine Microbiology from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, and a PhD in Biological Oceanography from the Alfred Wegener Institute, where she leads a Helmholtz Young Investigator Group. Mar has participated in ten sea-going research expeditions from the Arctic to the Tropics, and published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. She co-hosts The Sargassum Podcast and is a member of the Ocean Artificial Upwelling project.

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