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Greenhouse-gas removal apprenticeship and student Program

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 35868

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 618 044

  • EU contribution

    € 4 393 006

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France

Objective

The concern of this Marie Curie Research Training Network (RTN) is global warming due to the increase of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The training and research effort lies in greenhouse gas (GHG) removal, focusing on geological GHG storage. Three major work packages aim to address the issues of capacity and sustainability of a geological GHG storage place: wellbore isolation to counter any eventual GHG leakage from the injected formation to another or to the surface and to ensure sustainability, reservoir characterization to evaluate the capacity and sustainability of the targeted injection formation and storage monitoring to quantify an eventual GHG leakage to the surface.

The multidisciplinary partnership of Academia and Industry merges the sciences of geophysics, physics, geology, microbiology, chemistry, mineralogy, mechanical and electrical engineering, mathematics and rock-mechanics to provide solutions for and to train a new generation of young researchers in GHG storage issues for the next decades. The network will organize a well-structured multidisciplinary training and knowledge transfer (ToK) program. Early-stage and Experienced researchers will attend advanced network-wide courses, technical individual training and soft and complementary skill courses run by the partners to develop a full proficiency.

Organization of workshops, summer schools, and participation in international conferences will be important elements of the training program where young researchers can communicate their results and exchange knowledge between the research teams. Another communication and evaluation platform will be meeting the scientific committee, which evaluates the research progress and quality, and the training and ToK committee, which asses the ToK activities and plans the training of the fellows. Ultimately, the network-training program intends to provide Europe with a "Centre of Excellence" in GHG storage, which will last beyond the time period of the RTN.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

Address

Place Jussieu 4
Paris

France

Participants (15)

SCHLUMBERGER CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LIMITED.

United Kingdom

L'AIR LIQUIDE S.A

France

BUREAU DE RECHERCHES GEOLOGIQUES ET MINIERES

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE

France

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE

France

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE

Switzerland

ETUDES ET PRODUCTIONS SCHLUMBERGER

France

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

WESTERNGECO A/S

Norway

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

VERNADSKY INSTITUTE OF GEOCHEMISTRY AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

GEOFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM POTSDAM

Germany

MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 35868

  • Start date

    1 October 2006

  • End date

    30 September 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 618 044

  • EU contribution

    € 4 393 006

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS

France