AI005:
Ocean-Atmosphere System Geoengineering: Benefits and Detriments


Session ID#: 28236

Session Description:
Geoengineering may produce substantial societal benefits. The proposed session, in addition to “traditional” geoengineering topics such as ocean iron fertilization for CO2 sequestration, will consider other options relating to the marine environmental engineering. The session topics will include advances in the methodology of artificial upwelling with potential applications for modification of extreme local climates, mitigation of hurricane damage in coastal regions, preservation of coral reefs from bleaching, and increasing marine aquaculture and fisheries productivity. Further topics include, but are not limited to, altering properties of the air-sea interface, using deep ocean water for the air conditioning of coastal buildings, and changing the water biochemical composition by manipulating seawater properties or transferring the oceanic water into closed seas. An important function of the session is also to assess the environmental impact and potential adverse effects of geoengineering approaches.
Primary Chair:  Alexander Soloviev, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, United States
Co-chairs:  Ephim Golbraikh, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel and Isaac Gertman, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research Ltd, Physical Oceanography, Haifa, Israel
Index Terms:

4504 Air/sea interactions [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4572 Upper ocean and mixed layer processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4594 Instruments and techniques [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
6620 Science policy [PUBLIC ISSUES]
Cross-Topics:
  • ES - Ecology and Societal Interactions
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • PO - Physical Oceanography: Other

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Alexander Soloviev1, Cayla Dean1, Isaac Gertman2 and Ephim Golbraikh3, (1)Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, United States, (2)Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research Ltd, Physical Oceanography, Haifa, Israel, (3)Ben-Gurion University, Department of Physics, Beer-Sheva, Israel
Ephim Golbraikh and Yuri Shtemler, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
Cayla Dean, Nova Southeastern University, Dania Beach, FL, United States and Alexander Soloviev, Nova Southeastern Univ, Dania Beach, FL, United States
Thomas P Ackerman, Univ of WA--JISAO, Seattle, WA, United States
Daniel P Harrison, University of Sydney, Uiversity of Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Sydney, Australia