Paper on Deep-ocean Sinking of Seaweed for Carbon Sequestration

The following Commentary Paper entitled “Deep-ocean seaweed dumping for carbon sequestration: Questionable, risky, and not the best use of valuable biomass”, written by members of the UN Global Compact Global Seaweed Coalition’s Scientific Council, provides the current state of knowledge on sinking seaweed for carbon sequestration.

The authors argue that deep-ocean seaweed dumping is not a biological, environmental, economic, societal or ethical answer to climate-change mitigation via carbon “sequestration”. It is presently not based on sound science.