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Curated topical articles on the Blue Economy

Ocean technology hub AltaSea blooms on San Pedro waterfront

Roger Vincent, Yahoo Tech Energy Solutions Fisheries & Aquaculture Shipping & Ports

A moon shot to make Southern California an international leader in the "blue economy" is taking shape in San Pedro as a $30-million renovation of three historic waterfront warehouses nears completion.

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Scientists Are Trying to Coax the Ocean to Absorb More CO2

Andrew S. Lewis, Yale Environment 360 Energy Solutions

Our oceans absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. To boost that drawdown, startup companies and researchers are experimenting with ‘marine carbon dioxide removal.’

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Ocean Carbon Removal Is Uncharted Territory. The US Can Help Change That

Katie Lebling, Jennifer Rennicks and Shannon Wood, World Resources Institute Energy Solutions

Growing interest and investment in ocean CDR, combined with uncertainties around the science and governance, underscore the need for greater government support.

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Startups aim to curb climate change by pulling carbon dioxide from the ocean—not the air

ROBERT F. SERVICE, Science.org Energy Solutions

Although these ocean capture ventures deploy different chemical processes, most are designed to use renewable electricity to extract CO2 from seawater. 

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Challenges of technology transfer for blue-economy innovation

Blaine Grimes, Economist Impact Energy Solutions

The complexity of operating in the marine environment requires open dialogue to address industry challenges and spur innovation.

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Climate investors see growing opportunities in water tech

Sarah Murray, Financial Times Energy Solutions

Investments in water reached an estimated $470mn in 2021 as Climate investors see growing opportunities in water tech.

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An ocean of opportunity for data-driven climate action

Economist Impact Energy Solutions

Our oceans, vast and underutilised, are a promising resource for climate change mitigation. 

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Offshore wind: how green energy depends on ocean observation data

Impact Economist Energy Solutions

Offshore wind energy presents a chance to decrease global carbon footprint and to actively improve marine biodiversity at offshore wind sites.

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The First Open Ocean Carbon Removal Project in the U.S. Just Got a Green Light

EMILY PONTECORVO, Heatmap Energy Solutions

A sea mineral called olivine, could enhance the ocean’s ability to absorb carbon from the atmosphere.

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US Invests $3.9 Million for Ocean-based Climate Resilience Accelerators

Marine Technology News Energy Solutions

The Department of Commerce and NOAA on Tuesday announced $3.9 million in awards to help small businesses improve climate resilience in communities across the nation.

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How ocean observations power the fight against climate change

World Ocean Initiative, The Economist Group Energy Solutions

In the ongoing battle against climate change, the ocean’s significance is unparalleled.

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UNCW Launches Blue Economy Index

UNC Energy Solutions

UNC Wilmington Blue Economy Index brings together academics, science and business to create a unique product that brings awareness to a global concern about ocean preservation and economic development.

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Oceans “Forgotten” in Nature-related Analyses – UNEP FI

Vibeka Mair, ESG Investor Energy Solutions

New research, published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, found that ocean temperatures last year smashed previous heat records.

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Blue economy can provide investment opportunity, deliver environmental return

Krystle HIggins, IPE Energy Solutions

Transformations within the blue economy have been gaining increasing interest among investors.

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Why Nautical Investors Are Pouring Capital Into Better, Lower-Carbon Ships And Boats

Joanna Glasner, Crunchbase Energy Solutions

A Crunchbase data analysis has found that companies dedicated to improving the performance and reducing the carbon footprint of ships and watercraft have collectively raised more than $1.1 billion to date. 

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COP28: mainstreaming the ocean agenda

Back to Blue Energy Solutions

While COP28 left many concerned about the state of progress on the climate, it was one of the most promising conferences yet for addressing crucial issues concerning the ocean.

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3 ways public-private partnerships can help restore ocean health

World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

Ocean health is measurably in decline due to threats such as acidification, warming, deoxygenation and overfishing.

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How Saudi Arabia is unlocking the power of the blue economy

World Economic Forum Energy Solutions

Under Saudi Vision 2030, blue economy investments will flow into Saudi’s coastlines which run for 2,640 kilometres across the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea.

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Interest swelling in ocean carbon removal

Rochelle Baker, Island Insider Energy Solutions

Brad Ack gets why people might be leery about using fledgling technologies to sink billions of tonnes of carbon pollution in the ocean to tackle the climate crisis.

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COP28: Incremental advancement over business as usual

Economic Impact Energy Solutions

While incremental advancement over business as usual have been tracking, more action is needed on ocean issues.

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