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M4ShaleGas: Measuring, monitoring, mitigating managing the environmental impact of shale gas

Objective

The accelerated development of shale gas is accompanied by growing public concern regarding the safety of shale gas extraction and its impact on human health and the environment. For the US, shale gas exploitation proved very successful in changing the energy landscape in terms of security of domestic supply and increased contribution of gas in the energy mix. For Europe, shale gas exploitation could increase our resources and production of natural gas; a critical fuel for the transition to a low carbon energy system. However, there are a number of important gaps in our present understanding of shale gas exploration and exploitation, and a strong need for independent, science-based knowledge of its potential impacts in a European context. The M4ShaleGas program focuses on reviewing and improving existing best practices and innovative technologies for measuring, monitoring, mitigating and managing the environmental impact of shale gas exploration and exploitation in Europe. The technical and social research activities will yield integrated scientific recommendations for 1) how to minimize environmental risks to the subsurface, surface and atmosphere, 2) propose risk reduction and mitigation measures and 3) how to address the public attitude towards shale gas development. The 18 research institutes from 10 European Union Member States that collaborate in the M4ShaleGas consortium cover different geopolitical regions in Europe, including Member States that are at the forefront regarding shale gas exploration and exploitation in Europe as well as Member States where shale gas exploitation is not yet being actively pursued. The project governance ensures proper integration of all research activities. Knowledge and experience on best practices is imbedded by direct collaboration with US and Canadian research partners and input from representatives from the industry. During the project, results will be public and actively disseminated to all stakeholders.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-1

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Net EU contribution
€ 689 958,00
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,75

Participants (17)

INSTYTUT NAFTY I GAZU - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 300 000,00
Address
Ul. Lubicz 25a
31 503 Krakow

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Region
Makroregion południowy Małopolskie Miasto Kraków
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 250 000,00
Address
Rua Da Amieira
4466-901 S.mamede De Infesta

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Region
Continente Norte Área Metropolitana do Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 55 023,75
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 36 250,00
Address
Ulica Henryka Wieniawskiego 1
61 712 Poznan

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Region
Makroregion północno-zachodni Wielkopolskie Miasto Poznań
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 199 856,00
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 74 997,50
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Region
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham

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Region
North East (England) Tees Valley and Durham Durham CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 77 307,50
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Kop van Noord-Holland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM POTSDAM DEUTSCHESGEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GFZ
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 272 981,00
Address
Telegrafenberg 17
14473 Potsdam

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Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Potsdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 159 965,00
Address
Oster Voldgade 10
1350 Kobenhavn K

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
Net EU contribution
€ 149 963,75
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 159 975,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 56 350,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT GEOLOGICZNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 160 000,00
Address
Rakowiecka 4
00975 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SINTEF AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 160 020,00
Address
Strindvegen 4
7034 Trondheim

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Region
Norge Trøndelag Trøndelag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
CESKA GEOLOGICKA SLUZBA
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 37 000,00
Address
Klarov 3/131
11821 Prague 1

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Region
Praha Hlavní město Praha
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 60 000,00
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00