In progress

15.12.21 → 31.10.25

Natural analogues and system-scale modeling of marine enhanced silicate weathering

Facing climate change is a societal challenge, and calls for ambitious, transformative, and collective action. To keep global warming below 2°C, we will need to rely on negative emission technologies (NETs). A promising NET approach is Enhanced Silicate Weathering (ESW). ESW makes use of the natural weathering reaction, whereby silicate dissolution consumes atmospheric CO2. DE-HEAT will assess the efficiency of marine ESW in stimulating oceanic CO2 uptake by increasing alkalinity and evaluate its environmental impact, by applying an innovative fully integrated approach combining extensive field campaigns with state-of-the-art numerical models.

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Belgian Science Policy (RV/21/DEHEAT)

Internal members

  • Sebastiaan van de Velde
  • Geneviève Lacroix

Other members

  • Prof. Filip Meysman (Universiteit Antwerpen)
  • Prof. Sandra Arndt (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Prof. Steeve Bonneville (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

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