Ocean regeneration project

Fastweb supports the Marine Biomass Regeneration Project, a research project by Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, to regenerate marine biomass, fight oceans’ desertification and solve the problem of CO2 absorption on a planetary level. A solution of potentially great planetary importance related to the absorption of CO2 and other greenhouse gases.

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It well known that our oceans have been damaged as a result of human activity. One of problems is that there is simply far less biomass in the oceans than there used to be, and should be. The extent of whaling for example has led to significant reductions in populations of certain species such as the Blue Whale, but others too.

Whales feed at depth and defaecate at the surface, thereby providing a recycling of nutrients. Unfortunately, as a result of the significant reduction in whale population, the rate of supply of nutrients to the surface waters of the deep ocean has also declined, with the net result that phytoplankton growth has also decreased.

This project is examining how we might regenerate the biomass in oceans and bring the population of whales back so that not only can the oceans be regenerated, but so that they might provide the function of carbon drawdown that they should be doing.

The Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge, with Fastweb Support, is undertaking a range of analyses, modelling, and working with international collaborators who are looking at targeted experiments, in order to determine whether the oceans can be regenerated and to establish the potential contribution which they could make towards carbon drawdown.