Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: Ocean Pavilion, United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Many companies have declared their intention to achieve net-zero emissions in the coming decades, but some are taking this commitment farther and are actively working to advance the science and technology innovation needed to achieve climate solutions at scale. At COP27, the founding members of the OCIA—Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and Analog Devices (ADI)—joined cloud-based software giant Salesforce in a discussion of how industry and academia can—and must—collaborate to create evidence-based solutions and drive progress in the fight against climate change.
Date: Friday, January 6th
Time: 12:00 PM – 12:25 PM
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV - West Hall, Booth 4725
The ocean and climate are not two separate systems; they are part of a single system that impacts everyone, everywhere. There is an urgent need to understand ocean processes to predict future climate impact and to inform policies. Hear how OCIA is supporting WHOI in harnessing the best and brightest of business and scientific research to help address the challenges facing the ocean.
What if we harnessed the best and brightest of business and scientific research to work together to help address the challenges facing the ocean? Those questions are at the heart of a unique climate accelerator started by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and Analog Devices to collaborate on and fund some of the cutting-edge research that is trying to overcome these challenges.
The first five projects funded by the Ocean Climate Innovation Accelerator (OCIA) are set to advance research at the intersection of oceans and climate.
Climate change is a global environmental and economic challenge. Employers, researchers, and policy experts are zeroing in on actions that are intended to mitigate the further erosion of this fragile—yet resilient—resource. Equipped with a robust innovation ecosystem, world-renowned education and research institutions, and strong public-private partnerships, Massachusetts can lead the way forward by investing in our future today.
Call it a cosmic case of celestial navigation: In its quest to combat the existential threat of climate challenge, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) had been examining its relationships with corporate America, wondering if deeper interaction might speed advancements. So, when Analog Devices (ADI), a leading global semiconductor company headquartered in Massachusetts, reached out to see whether the research institution—which already utilized Analog Devices technology—could use ADI’s help, it was as though fate intervened.
Space was considered the least explored, least understood phenomenon due to the complex science and technology required for its investigation. While there are many challenges to exploring space and its effects on our world, there is one vast entity much closer to us that humans have had even less success in exploring: the ocean.
WHOI and Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) launched an Ocean and Climate Innovation Accelerator (OCIA) consortium, focused on the critical role of oceans in combatting climate change, and developing new solutions at the intersection of oceans and climate.