Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriet - EUopSTART - BREATH: BIODIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEMS AS AN OCEAN BASED INSURANCE TO MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE

Projekter: ProjektDanske forskningsråd

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The overarching goal of BREATH is to assess, explore and develop a cluster of nature based ocean solutions (NBS) as well as technological development (TD) to decelerate global warming and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

In BREATH we propose three types of actions to significantly reduce the scale and impacts of climate change by protection and enhancement of natural carbon sinks:

(1) reduce atmospheric CO2 by effectively binding carbon in a Green Infrastructure ,
(2) reduce the risk of climate change impacts by reducing the locally experienced drivers (such as deoxygenation, ocean acidification, sedimentation & sea-level rise) and
(3) reducing the sensitivity of organisms and ecosystems to these drivers. We develop next-generation tools, approaches and strategies for climate mitigation, coastal protection and coastal monitoring enabling relevant policy advisers (such as IPCC, IPBES, UN) to support decision makers to draft legislations addressing pressing climate change issues. BREATH also deals with societal challenges to overcome trade-offs between social preferences and evidence-based information to support effective implementation of such nature-based solutions. BREATH Objectives are:
1. Green Infrastructure (GI) as coastal resiliency and filter: Investigate, develop and validate submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) as a nature-based filtration system
2. Explore and validate a patented ocean ventilation device that can oxygenate the seasonal build-up of Oxygen Minimum Zones (OMZ) as a local scale technological development solution.
3. Develop and validate a nature-based solution that ameliorates ocean acidification by using a bio-based buffer substrate.
4. Classify ecosystem services of each of the NBS based on their local and global contribution to the socio-economic values.
5. Enhance the capability of present earth system models to predict future C sinks and ecosystem services under a changing climate.
StatusAfsluttet
Effektiv start/slut dato14/06/201904/09/2019