How It Works

oPods support ocean systems

Blue Carbon deploys renewable powered oPods

oPodsTM can be customised for reef restoration, marine science, or marine industries.

oPods bring cold, nutrient-rich deep seawater to the surface

They replicate the ocean’s natural vertical circulation, in time repairing and restoring it.

Nutrients flow with ocean currents to create seaweed oGardens

Microscopic algae (phytoplankton) grow and multiply, capturing carbon. Macroalgae (seaweeds) create marine nurseries.

Algae absorb nutrients, CO₂, and sunlight, to increase their biomass 

Phytoplankton are eaten; carbon is transferred up the food chain. Organisms die and fall as marine snow, sequestering carbon on the ocean floor.

Local ocean acidity drops, optimising ecosystem nutrient needs

As the volume of creatures in the sea increases, the carbon in seawater drops, reducing local acidity, which helps shell-making creatures like coral flourish.

oPods exchange real-time data, creating a bank of Ocean Intelligence

oPods carry an array of sensors, at custom depths (down to 500m), collecting, processing and then responding to real-time data.

We help the heart of the ocean start pumping again

To restore the ocean’s biological carbon pump, we have to repair the vertical circulation of nutrients and carbon that’s been stalled by ocean stratification and warming.

By initially creating ideal conditions for phytoplankton, we aim to increase the subsequent volume of organic matter in the ocean. This will increase the availability of carbonate ions in seawater.

oPods prime the pump that powers ocean life.