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Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage

Objective

STEMM-CCS is an ambitious research and innovation project on geological carbon dioxide (CO2) storage that will deliver new insights, guidelines for best practice, and tools for all phases of the CO2 storage cycle at ocean Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) sites. It brings together the main operator (Shell) of the world’s first commercial scale full-chain ocean demonstration CCS project (Peterhead Project) with the leading scientific and academic researchers in the field of ocean CCS. The work performed in STEMM-CCS will add value to this existing operational programme, and fill gaps in future capability by providing generically applicable definitive guides, technologies and techniques informing how to select a site for CCS operations, how to undertake a risk assessment, how best to monitor the operations, how to provide information on fluxes and quantification of any leakage; necessary for the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and to guide mitigation/remediation actions. All of this information will be used to better communicate the case for offshore CCS, with a particular focus on communities directly and indirectly impacted. During STEMM-CCS we will perform a simulated CO2 leak beneath the surface sediments at the site to be used for CCS as part of the Peterhead project. This experiment will be used to test CO2 leak detection, leak quantification, impact assessment, and mitigation/remediation decision support techniques currently at the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) stage 4-5 and support their development to a higher TRL. In addition, using new geophysical approaches STEMM-CCS will develop tools to assess leakage from natural geological features (e.g. chimneys) and engineered structures such as abandoned wells. The Peterhead project will commence during the life of STEMM-CCS and so a unique aspect is the focus on a real-world ocean CCS site covering its initial phases of implementation, with direct involvement of industrial partners.

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2015-1-two-stage

Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Net EU contribution
€ 5 084 369,49
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 125 000,00
Address
Lange Kleiweg 40
2288 GK Rijswijk

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL (GEOMAR)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 3 172 790,00
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel

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Region
Schleswig-Holstein Schleswig-Holstein Kiel, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 261 796,25
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 450 770,00
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Vestland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 460 443,75
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz

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Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 621 750,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 440 750,00
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 294 412,50
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Troms og Finnmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 61 845,00
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 482 010,00
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 125 259,00
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South West (England) Devon Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 306 562,50
Address
The Old Stable Church Lane
SO51 0HN Romsey Awbridge

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Central Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 030 610,51
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 50 000,00