On a mission to develop a natural carbon dioxide removal technology

Did you watch the Ice on Fire documentary? Dr. Stasa Puskaric explains how triggering the formation of marine snow could help the ocean remove excess carbon, and beat global warming.

We have established the GEA@275 Project in order to develop the marine snow drawdown method. By inducing the formation of marine snow, we could remove up to 1 billion tons CO2 from the atmosphere annually. Read more about the research here.

Before we can use the ocean for carbon dioxide removal, we must know more about the ocean systems. We have deigned an automated water column monitoring system, which can replace water sampling and analysis in the lab, and provide real time information about all parameters in the euphotic zone.

We have established GEA@275™ j.d.o.o in Croatia and Gea275 Ocean Tech AS as business entities in the project. We are looking for philanthropic funding to continue the R&D together with our research consortium partners. Beat Global Warming is our environmental organization which will bring science to the people, and enable the grassroots to join and support the project.

The project has so far been funded by:


  • I have written a proposal with Staša Puškarić to the EU some years ago, and find immense fascination with his concepts and ideas. However, the mechanisms that he proposed for the stimulation of the biological pump of the ocean is so far from mainstream that the research councils tend to ignore their factual basis. There is a long way from the observations and ideas developed in the Adriatic Sea to a viable geoengeneering technique, but clearly it would be well worthwhile to have the research done to test his hypothesis.

    Knut Yngve Børsheim, Senior Research Scientist, dr. philos. Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway.