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Help start the University of the South Pacific and PODenergy project with Pacific Islanders explained in this video:

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The Ocean Foresters desire to develop and deploy Ocean Afforestation consistent with environmental safety and social justice while rapid enough to prevent mass extinctions and minimize human misery.  This will involve many people and organizations with many perspectives.

As a visionary, you may work independently or in coordination with us in any of several ways including:

  • Fund or perform Ocean Afforestation related environmental or social justice research directly with the academic, research, or non-profit organization of your choice.  If you coordinate with the Ocean Foresters, we will maintain a web-site available master list of such on-going and completed research (within the limit of our resources).  Research illuminating possible adverse effects and mitigation is welcome.  Ocean Foresters welcome a community of self-funded guardians of Earth’s resources to guide Ocean Afforestation.
  • Propose and perform seaweed forest related research for various granting agencies.  The Ocean Foresters will assist drafting grant proposals to the best of our abilities and resources.
  • Invest in developing and deploying seaweed forests.  Preliminary results from an independent life cycle analysis calculate Ocean Afforestation’s energy ratio (output divided by input) is many times better than other biofuels and the food and energy products help make our capture of  CO2 from air relatively inexpensive. 

The Ocean Foresters include businesses who hope to create jobs with economically and environmentally self-sustaining seaweed forests that completely replace fossil fuels.  Toward this end, PODenergy, Inc., exists as a for-profit California corporation.  PODenergy is funding this website.

Shallow sheltered-water seaweed forests – Ocean Forester, Dr. Antoine N’Yeurt of the University of the South Pacific, PODenergy, and equipment companies have planned a demonstration in Fiji.  The same planning can be applied to other South Pacific islands, many of which are members of the University of the South Pacific: Cook Islands, Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, etc.   Many island nations have signed the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership and need capital to grow ocean forests meet their carbon emission reduction targets by replacing imported diesel fuel with ocean forest biomethane.

Open ocean managed seaweed forests – These forests would be similar to the Sargasso Sea, but established in what are currently nutrient deserts.  The Ocean Foresters anticipate a couple decades of research and improving pilot operations.  There are many processes and details to work out.  Each area of ocean will have its unique mix of seaweed species, storms, temperature profiles, depth, etc.  But the outcome could be saving Earth’s climate and gifting future generations with healthy oceans producing a  large share the world’s energy supply.

The ultimate objective is to have Ocean Afforestation zones across the world supplying sufficient clean-burning biomethane to replace all fossil fuels, safely sequester carbon dioxide, and stop dangerous climate change.

মহাসাগরে বড় শেত্তলাগুলির অরণ্যায়ন
(If your software is enlightened, the above statement is "Ocean Afforestation can save Bangladesh."  If not enlightened, it appears to be a row of numbers.  We would like to add the statement in more languages for more countries.)

Click for: Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 2014 oral presentation: Ocean_Forests_oral_presentation__Feb_23-14.pdf
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