Project
Carbon to Rock Option Studio

As a result of industrial run off, oxygen concentrations in both the open ocean and coastal waters have been declining. The run-off contains increased loading of nutrients, primarily nitrogen and phosphorus, and organic matter. Excess nutrients in the water can cause harmful algal bloom in the ocean. The bloom canopies cast shadow on underlying marine life and prevent the different water layers from mixing.
Algae and seaweed consume carbon as they grow and release oxygen into the water. They can effectively absorb carbon and reduce acidity in the ocean. Algae grow ten times faster than terrestrial plants, and less than a tenth of the land is needed to produce an equivalent amount of biomass.
Finally, the cycle does not require any of the finite resources and it could take advantage of the vast potential of the open ocean.The overarching strategy is to use the cultivation of algae, predominantly kelp, to clean the river from carbon and excess nutrients before it enters
the ocean. It is a site for revitalizing and re-establishing, rich and diverse marine webs in nearshore waters, attracting many types of fish, shellfish, birds and seaweeds.