MARE LIBERUM : LOCAL ISSUES WITH GLOBAL IMPLICATIONS. Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning – use deep, cold (nutrient- and CO 2 -rich) seawater in lieu of heat pumps Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) – use deep, cold (nutrient- and CO 2 -rich) seawater to generate electricity.
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Honolulu Seawater Air Conditioning – use deep, cold (nutrient- and CO2-rich) seawater in lieu of heat pumps
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) – use deep, cold (nutrient- and CO2-rich) seawater to generate electricity
Green solutions “green” ocean?
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC)
Immediate retort from the science community… essentially “What are you smoking in those pipes?”
The issue has to do with the CNP ratio of upwelled water relative to particle export
Nothing’s as fundamental as elemental!!
J. Shepherd et al. 2007
Karin Björkman, today!
David Starr Jordan
CONTEMPORARY RESEARCH THEMES
Heat exchange medium in air conditioning or energy production applications
CO2-rich, N&P-rich waste
We may now be ready to move!
Why can’t it be done in the sea?
Non-Redfield “echo” bloom and export
N2 fixing microbes
residual DIC and P
DIC:P = 150
N:P < 16
30 May – 1 June 2008
31 May 2008
Elapsed time = 16 min
(Biogeochemistry And Genomes)
inaugural Kyo-Ya Fellow
of “sustainable coastal tourism”
SOEST-led UH sustainability initiative cluster hire: 5 new faculty coming soon
Science and Opportunities”
Stay tuned for progress