“We are incredibly proud of our WHOI project teams who have been selected for funding by NOPP. Their vitally important work will accelerate our understanding of ocean carbon cycling and marine CDR strategies,” said Peter de Menocal, WHOI President and Director. “Climate solutions are ocean solutions. By investing in exceptional teams and breakthrough technologies, we are accelerating our progress toward the global climate action goals outlined by the U.N.”
NOPP has provided $24.3 million to fund the 17 projects with partners from 47 institutions. The Inflation Reduction Act provided $14.36 million to fund 10 of the projects as part of the Investing in Coastal Communities and Climate Resilience provision under NOAA’s Integrated Ocean Observing System IRA priorities. This investment supports climate mitigation through research as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda.
An additional $10 million provided by the NOAA’s National Oceanographic Partnership Program, Ocean Acidification Program and Global Ocean Monitoring and Observing Program, the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management and Water Power Technologies Office, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, and the ClimateWorks Foundation support seven more marine carbon dioxide removal research projects.
Read NOAA’s announcement here.
About Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a private, non-profit organization on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, dedicated to marine research, engineering, and higher education. Established in 1930, its primary mission is to understand the ocean and its interaction with the Earth as a whole, and to communicate an understanding of the ocean’s role in the changing global environment. WHOI’s pioneering discoveries stem from an ideal combination of science and engineering—one that has made it one of the most trusted and technically advanced leaders in basic and applied ocean research and exploration anywhere. WHOI is known for its multidisciplinary approach, superior ship operations, and unparalleled deep-sea robotics capabilities. We play a leading role in ocean observation and operate the most extensive suite of data-gathering platforms in the world. Top scientists, engineers, and students collaborate on more than 800 concurrent projects worldwide—both above and below the waves—pushing the boundaries of knowledge and possibility. For more information, please visit www.whoi.edu