In general, aquaculture already has a relatively small carbon footprint compared to other forms of industrial meat farming. The news gets better though – aquaculture can reduce that footprint further. Some of those reductions can happen right at the farm itself, with the help of renewable energy.
With fossil fuel emissions continuing unabated, relying purely on natural carbon sinks to temper our emissions may no longer be an option. For a number of years, researchers, policy makers, and commercial ventures have been looking to increase carbon storage options - including geoengineering of the oceans.
Sea floor maps support industrial endeavours such as offshore oil and gas developments, mining, and fisheries management, ensuring safety for mariners by identifying hazards and designing safe shipping channels, for conservation purposes such as designing marine protected areas, and identifying critical habitats.