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)

This one-day workshop will assess how SOLAS science can contribute to the debate around negative CO
2 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.

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

The agenda will be available soon.

last modified: February 2019