Welcome to the OIF Citizens Conference !
What is Ocean Iron Fertilization (OIF)?
OIF is a method of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) removal. That’s to say a method to remove CO2 that has already been emitted to the atmosphere in the goal of fighting against Climate Change.
Why should you care?
OIF is a very controversial method. Scientists do not agree on how effective it actually is at removing carbon or how important the side effects might be. This has lead to a heated debate between scientists, civil society and regulating organisms on whether and how OIF should be carried out. These discussions usually take place between experts and behind closed doors.
We believe that, as citizens of our planet, we are all entitled to understand and have our say in these debates. It is our responsibility to get informed and voice out our opinions on if and how OIF should be deployed in the fight against Climate Change.
What do we propose?
Our belief in the role of lay citizens on the debate has led us to the creation of this website. Here we encourage you to participate in an OIF citizens’ conference. In a citizens’ conference the ordinary public can get informed about a topic, interview experts and state their opinion on an issue.
Here we have gathered a platform where you can understand the dimensions of the OIF controversy, hear what some experts have to say on the issue, voice out your opinion on OIF and hopefully be more aware on the issue.
How do you navigate this website?
The website is designed in three different steps. In the ‘before the conference’ part you will have access to general information on the OIF controversy: it’s history, the actors engaged in it and the different issues that it arises.
In the ‘During the conference’ step you will have access to a panel of 8 experts on the issue and their take on the benefits, dangers and prospects of OIF gathered in a series of interviews.
Finally, in the ‘after the conference’ step, we invite you to participate on a survey to let us know what you think of the controversy and we provide you some information on pages and upcoming events so that you can get involved!
Get informed, participate, contribute.
Welcome to our conference!