The essential objective of ASMASYS is to evaluate currently-proposed marine methods for atmospheric carbon dioxide removal (CDR) using a unified, transdisciplinary assessment framework. Specifically, this includes:

  • Conduct basic transdisciplinary research necessary to develop an integrative assessment framework for marine CDR options, in close exchange with CDR funding line activities;
  • An interdisciplinary assessment of individual marine CDR options, including methods studied within the mission’s other funded collaborations and other less-studied marine CDR options considered within ASMASYS, based on literature and exchange with experts;
  • Produce an (interim) synthesis report of marine CDR options to inform socio-political decision-making;
  • Provide transdisciplinary scientific input for tailored stakeholder information, with particular attention to German national CDR interests and strategies.