Geoengineering fears make scrutiny of ocean seeding test vital

2019-04-04 07:05:08

Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA If a Canadian team gets its way, 10 tonnes of iron dust will be dumped into waters off the coast of Chile. The Oceaneos Marine Research Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Vancouver, aims to use “ocean seeding” to replenish the sea with nutrients essential for the growth of phytoplankton. The idea is to boost the food chain and revive declining fish stocks. This has obvious appeal. Globally, fisheries are in dire straits, and if exploitation continues at the same rate,