John Macdonald

Director of Climate Arks Pty Ltd

With a career in architecture and urban design, John is now one of Australia’s innovation leaders for Ocean Technology and Ocean Carbon Removal solutions. He could be considered a physical world (not digital) “Cloud Engineer” as he has developed a number of solutions to reduce the localised temperature of oceans through marine cloud brightening technologies. He has also co-developed solutions for carbon removal and extraction, linked to floating biodiversity islands called “Climate Arks”.