Mark your calendars for October 18th as we prepare to embark on a deep-sea journey of knowledge and discovery at the upcoming ‘Oceans of Knowledge 2023’ event. Organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), this event promises to be an enlightening experience for anyone passionate about our oceans.

Date: October 18, 2023

Venue: Online Event

Host: Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)




This year, ‘Oceans of Knowledge 2023′ boasts an impressive lineup of speakers and experts. The event will feature sessions dedicated to exploring the latest developments in ocean science and technology, and PML Applications’ involvement is not to be missed.


Vas Kitidis

One of the notable speakers at the event is Dr Vas Kitidis, who will be a panelist in the session on ‘Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification’. The session will be chaired Chaired by Charlotte Powell, Head of BioEnergy and Carbon Removals Innovation Team with the UK government Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. Speakers in this session will explore the data, information and knowledge needs associated with permitting, evaluation, design, operation, monitoring, reporting and verification of marine carbon dioxide removal and sequestration activities.

Dr Kitidis will speak on ‘Evaluating impact’ which will include examples of work undertaken by PML Applications highlighting cutting-edge techniques and methodologies in ocean monitoring.


Professor Jerry Blackford

Another highlight of the event is Professor Jerry Blackford from Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), who will join the panel on ‘Ocean Information Needs’ which will discuss the challenges associated with scaling marine carbon dioxide removal and sequestration opportunities, focusing on common needs for ocean data, information and knowledge.


About the conference – Beyond Net Zero: The Role of the Ocean in Climate Repair

Beyond that contained in the Earth’s crust, the ocean holds by far the largest stock of carbon on our planet, dwarfing carbon in the atmosphere and soils. How can we make most effective use of the ocean’s capacity to produce oxygen and sequester carbon in delivery of net zero and beyond, while regenerating healthy ocean environments and essential ecosystem services? What can be achieved through restoration of natural ocean systems that contribute to removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, or the use of other climate repair solutions?

The ‘Beyond Net Zero – The role of the ocean in climate repair’ edition of the Oceans of Knowledge conference series, at the Institute of Physics in London on 18 October 2023, will explore these opportunities. The conference will set this critical future use of the ocean into the context of associated scientific, technological, engineering, operational and regulatory challenges. It will focus on the ocean data, information and knowledge needed to inform use of the ocean in climate repair.

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