Methodology Appendix: Opportunities for Ocean-Climate Action in the United States
Mark Michelin, Emily Peterson, John B. Thomas, Molly Croll, Antonius Gagern, Lydia Kapsenberg, Max Levine, and Forrest Lewis
Michelin, M., et al. 2020. “Opportunities for Ocean-Climate Action in the United States.” Report. San Francisco, CA: CEA Consulting. Available online at: www.oursharedseas.com/oceanclimateaction.
This Appendix provides a detailed overview of the methodology and data caveats for analysis in the underlying report, "Opportunities for Ocean-Climate Action in the United States." The full report provides a first-ever quantification of the potential for ocean-based climate solutions in the United States. This report provides independent, non-partisan analysis to inform efforts around ocean-based climate action at the federal and state level. The report was prepared by CEA Consulting and commissioned by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. It provides a U.S.-level lens to build upon similar analysis conducted at the global level by the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, summarized in "The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action."