A Canadian research centre based in Halifax is promoting an ambitious observation system for the North Atlantic ocean. That ocean as well as the Labrador Sea are one of the largest carbon sinks on the planet. A carbon sink is where carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is absorbed and stored deep in the ocean.
CEO and scientific director of the Ocean Frontier Institute said “The North Atlantic Carbon Observatory is a structure that allows nations to invest in ocean observation as a consortium, the way they do in the International Space Station or with some international telescopes,”
Having a better understanding of carbon sinks and its role in mitigating greenhouse gases is one of the themes being discussed at the conference in Halifax this week. A professor in the oceanography department at Dalhousie University said “we need to reduce uncertainty in the carbon uptake,”
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