CEA was hired to provide ongoing content and strategy support in the development of a new oceans-focused foundation. Activities include sharing guidance on foundation strategy, providing due diligence in project proposal review, and executing discrete research on threats to and solutions for the marine environment.
Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement
In 2019, CEA was hired to convene a group of leading scientists and philanthropic funders to discuss the current state of knowledge on ocean alkalinity enhancement (OAE), a potentially promising carbon dioxide removal strategy. In preparation of the meeting, CEA produced a comprehensive primer highlighting the technological approaches and open questions and reviewed the known and unknown potential ecosystem implications of OAE. After a productive convening in September 2019, CEA produced a proceedings document, co-authored by attending experts. The proceedings document includes a summary of philanthropic investment opportunities discussed during the meeting.