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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-2015-1-two-stage
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Coordinator

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 6 114 980

Participants (12)

SHELL GLOBAL SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Lange Kleiweg 40
2288 GK Rijswijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 3 172 790
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 261 796,25
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORCE NORWEGIAN RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 450 770
Address
Nygardsgaten 112
5838 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 460 443,75
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 621 750
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 457 000
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 294 412,50
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NORSK INSTITUT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 61 845
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 465 760
Address
Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 125 259
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 306 562,50
Address
Belbins Valley Belbins
SO51 0PE Romsey Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)