Today This Is CDR welcomes Professors Kate Moran and Dave Goldberg who will discuss Solid Carbon, an ambitious offshore direct air capture and carbon storage project in Canada.
You can join the Open Air Collective’s event through this link, it starts at 12pm ET (5pm GMT).
Solid Carbon is connected with Ocean Networks Canada, which is leading an international team of researchers committed to advancing technology to draw CO2 from the air and inject it below the seafloor into ocean basalt. There, it reacts with the basalt and mineralizes into rock, providing a durable and vast reservoir for removal of CO2 emissions.
Prof. Kate Moran is the President & CEO, Ocean Networks Canada. Her previous appointment was Professor at the University of Rhode Island with a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Oceanography and the Department of Ocean Engineering. She also served as the Graduate School of Oceanography’s Associate Dean, Research and Administration.
From 2009 to 2011, Moran was seconded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she served as an Assistant Director and focused on Arctic, polar, ocean, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and climate policy issues. Professor Moran is active in public outreach on topics related to the Arctic, ocean drilling, and climate change. She has also testified on climate change to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Dr. David Goldberg is a Lamont Research Professor at Columbia University and his interests focus on the integration of different technologies and cross-disciplinary approaches to develop achievable climate solutions. Goldberg conducted postdoctoral studies at the Institut Français du Petrole in Paris and was a laureate of the “Make Our Planet Great Again” program, an initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron to promote international cooperation in climate research.
He has over 20 years of experience in geological carbon sequestration, scientific drilling, site assessments, and marine seismology and led the US DOE Cascadia CarbonSAFE project in 2017 to study CO2 storage in offshore basalt. He also currently serves as Deputy Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Dave earned a BS and MS from MIT, and a PhD and MBA from Columbia University.