Geoengineering Workshop

This side-event is open to all participants of the SOLAS OSC but extra
registration by email is essential.

Space is limited, so please send an email to to register.

Date: 21. April 2019

Hokkaido University Conference Hall, Sapporo, Japan (directions **here**)

Organisers: Philip Boyd (
Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, Australia)
                   Cliff Law (
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand)
                   Lisa Miller (Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada)

Description: This one-day workshop will assess how SOLAS science can contribute to the debate around negative CO2 emission technologies (NETs) and geoengineering, by bringing together observationalists, modellers, and legal experts working on the interactions between the ocean and the atmosphere. In addition to considering different NET approaches and how SOLAS science can add rigour to their assessment, the workshop will examine international frameworks, with the aim of developing strategies on how scientific organisations such as SOLAS can help coordinate governance and guidelines for NETs-related research.

Workshop agenda

09:00     Registration at the venue (directions **here**)
09:15     Welcome, introduction, and aims
09:30     SOLAS & Geoengineering - Setting the scene: What has been achieved?
10:00     Looking forward:
Geoengineering techniques and SOLAS
10:30     Coffee break
Breakout session 1
               Four groups based upon SOLAS Themes:
               How can each SOLAS theme contribute to the understanding of Geoengineering?
               What are the questions, opportunities, and roadblocks?
12:00     Regroup (5-minute summary from rapporteurs)
12:20     Discussion
12:30     Lunch
13:30     Modelling Geoengineering (Andrew Lenton,
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)
14:00     Societal issues of
Geoengineering relating to SOLAS (Erik van Doorn, Kiel University, Germany)
14:30     Breakout session 2

             Four groups focussing on:
               a) Modelling and societal aspects of SOLAS Themes
               b) P
rocess modelling, earth system modelling, public perceptions, and policy frameworks
15:30     Coffee break
Regroup (5-minute summary from rapporteurs)
16:20     Brief discussion
16:30     The way forward - identify meeting outputs and next steps
17:00     Meeting End
18:00     Ice breaker (details **here**)


In July 2018, the SOLAS Position Statement on Geoengineering Research published.
You can read the statement here:

last modified: March 2019