Conference Day One | Wednesday, July 10

7:30 am Registration & Networking

8:20 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Assessing Current Capabilities & Challenges in Ocean Carbon Monitoring, Reporting, & Verification (MRV)

8:30 am Broadening Ocean CDR Monitoring Beyond Carbon-Accounting to Environmental Impacts


  • Considering Ecotoxicity Assessment for Local Environmental Impacts in the context of Integration of OAE Processes with Coastal Industries
  • Assessing usual and state-of-the-art techniques for monitoring spatially and temporally distributed potential impacts
  • Facilitating dialogue among OAE companies, industry experts, policymakers, and organisms for environmental control and protection

9:00 am Establishing Clear Objectives for Ocean Carbon MRV Strategies


  • Understanding rates of breakdown for different biomass types and approaches
  • Establishing strategies to collect ocean CDR data robustly and reliably
  • Breaking down barriers to improve MRV capabilities in research and accelerate progress

9:30 am Expert Discussion: Identifying Current Shortfalls in Ocean Carbon MRV to Highlight Future R&D Focuses


  • Accounting for the current gaps in the marine carbon MRV to plan potential solutions
  • Comparing monitoring challenges across different ocean CDR approaches
  • Strategizing open access development of a comprehensive MRV network to increase transparency

10:00 am Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking


As this community unites for the first time, this session will provide valuable networking time with your peers, enabling you to forge new and lasting connections

Designing Effective & Accessible Models to Accurately Model Ongoing Trends to Better Inform Ocean CDR Development

11:00 am Developing Novel Techniques to Accurately Track Sequestered Carbon’s Final Destination

  • Nichole Price Senior Research Scientist, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences


  • Accounting for complex interactions near CDR farms and downstream impacts to improve predictive capacity
  • Providing spatial and temporal estimates of biogeochemistry around CDR project
  • Developing tools to track carbon resting places more accurately and better inform decision making

11:30 am Setting Clear End Goals for Ocean Carbon MRV to Uncover the Path to Commercialization

  • Moshe Harel Chief Scientific Officer, Bluegreen Water Technologies 


  • Harnessing the power of algae for Carbon Removal and Water Restoration
  • Beyond Carbon Capture: How Net Blue Restores Ecological Balance
  • Global Reach, Local Impact: Net Blue's Scalability for Worldwide Climate Action

12:00 pm Lunch

Evaluating Policy, Legal, & Ethical Considerations for Growth of Global CDR Industry to Enable Responsible Scaling

1:00 pm Exploring the Current Domestic CDR Legal Frameworks to Identify Current Gaps


  • Understanding bottlenecks in the permitting of domestic and global operations to streamline these processes
  • Identifying the remaining policy needs for further scale-up and commercialization to spur responsible growth

1:30 pm Expert Discussion: Government & Regulatory Actions to Support CDR Industry Growth


  • Developing a robust, collectively agreed governance framework to enable appropriate oversight
  • Clearly defining the separation between research and commercial enterprises
  • Addressing challenges with projects in international waters to expand potential sites

2:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

Bridging Gaps Between Key Players Across CDR Value Chain to Unite Efforts

2:30 pm Defining Carbon Offset Credits as a Product to Establish a Clear Routes to Market


  • Developing credits as robust financial assets to attract investment
  • Balancing credit quality and carbon sequestration rates to ensure integrity
  • Establishing clear, defined routes to commercialization to fund research and progress in Ocean CDR

3:00 pm Panel: Breaking Down Silos Between CDR Stakeholders


  • Improving communication between scientists and investors to connect research and financing together
  • Understanding the path for ocean CDR growth to accelerate progress
  • What do carbon credit buyers want to see from the ocean CDR community to allow for large scale adoption?

3:30 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks