Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal Working Group

mCDR Working Group Recruitment Webinar

The GOA-ON mCDR Working Group will host a webinar on 16 April 2024 at 1600-1730 UTC. Join this webinar to learn about the GOA-ON Working Group and discuss the desired overlap between GOA-ON and mCDR. Participants will engage in discussion to shape the future activities of this Working Group and be invited to join the GOA-ON mCDR Working Group to help lead these future activities.

mCDR Working Group Recruitment Webinar



Avoiding catastrophic climate change and ocean acidification will require innovative solutions. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that all pathways to cap global warming to the 1.5°C warming must employ negative emission technologies, or carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. The ocean can hold up to 42 times more carbon than the land and therefore presents a strong opportunity for carbon dioxide removal (CDR). Furthermore, marine CDR (mCDR) technologies might also have potential to mitigate ocean acidification.

GOA-ON recognizes the increasing interest in mCDR efforts around the world. As a global community of over 1,000 researchers and decision makers in ocean acidification, GOA-ON’s collective expertise can make a critical contribution to ensuring responsible, sustainable, and accountable mCDR research is conducted. Importantly, GOA-ON recognises the need for safe implementation of mCDR, and the network's expertise - which include carbon cycle monitoring and understanding, biological impact assessments, and modeling - can aid in the evaluation and efficacy of mCDR in terms of risks and benefits to ecosystems and societies.


  1. Advise the Executive Council on matters relating to GOA-ON’s involvement with mCDR research activities and policy engagement.
  2. Facilitate and promote the involvement of GOA-ON members in mCDR activities to ensure the appropriate inclusion of ocean acidification expertise in mCDR activities (research and policy).
  3. Generation of mCDR informational products based on the ocean acidification expertise within the GOA-ON network.

Terms of Reference

mCDR Related Resources

Steering Committee


  • Helen Findlay
    Plymouth Marine Laboratory


  • Dick Feely
    NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
  • Libby Jewett
    NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
  • Sam Dupont
    University of Gothenburg
    Sweden and IAEA OA-ICC
  • Gabby Kitch
    NOAA Ocean Acidification Program
  • Kalina Grabb
    GOA-ON Secretariat and NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

We are looking for new members! If you are interested in joining the working group or have questions, please email the GOA-ON Secretariat: