City of Victoria and COAST Present COAST Talks

In joint partnership with the City of Victoria and COAST, media and members of the public are invited to join the inaugural COAST Talk about the opportunities and challenges in ocean carbon sequestration and storage.

The oceans already play a significant role in safeguarding from the impacts of climate change, absorbing 50 per cent of greenhouse gases emitted by humans and 90 per cent of the excess heat. They are crucial to keeping our planet healthy and they could do even more. New carbon sequestration strategies such as carbon storage in the ocean subseafloor, macroalgae production and coastal restoration offer tremendous potential in providing blue carbon solutions and in creating innovative companies and well-paying jobs. 

Join three global experts as they discuss the opportunities and challenges in ocean carbon sequestration and storage on the panel “Blue Carbon: The Vital Role of Oceans in Mitigating Climate Change” featuring:

Julie Angus, CEO of Open Ocean Robotics, Moderator
Kate Moran, President and CEO of Ocean Networks Canada
Bill Collins, Chair of Cascadia Seaweed
David Lee, Science Advisor with Carbon Direct

Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: This is an online event. To register, visit

About COAST:

The Centre for Ocean Applied Sustainable Technologies (COAST) is an emerging innovation hub for our region’s ocean and marine sector, including entrepreneurs, corporations, academia, investors and government, to strengthen our position in the immense and emerging blue economy. More info at