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Sub-seabed CO2 Storage: Impact on Marine Ecosystems (ECO2)

Objective

The ECO2 project sets out to assess the risks associated with the storage of CO2 below the seabed. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is regarded as a key technology for the reduction of CO2 emissions from power plants and other sources at the European and international level. The EU will hence support a selected portfolio of demonstration projects to promote, at industrial scale, the implementation of CCS in Europe. Several of these projects aim to store CO2 below the seabed. However, little is known about the short-term and long-term impacts of CO2 storage on marine ecosystems even though CO2 has been stored sub-seabed in the North Sea (Sleipner) for over 13 years and for one year in the Barents Sea (Snøhvit). Against this background, the proposed ECO2 project will assess the likelihood of leakage and impact of leakage on marine ecosystems. In order to do so ECO2 will study a sub-seabed storage site in operation since 1996 (Sleipner, 90 m water depth), a recently opened site (Snøhvit, 2008, 330 m water depth), and a potential storage site located in the Polish sector of the Baltic Sea (B3 field site, 80 m water depth) covering the major geological settings to be used for the storage of CO2. Novel monitoring techniques will be applied to detect and quantify the fluxes of formation fluids, natural gas, and CO2 from storage sites and to develop appropriate and effective monitoring strategies. Field work at storage sites will be supported by modelling and laboratory experiments and complemented by process and monitoring studies at natural CO2 seeps that serve as analogues for potential CO2 leaks at storage sites. ECO2 will also investigate the perception of marine CCS in the public and develop effective means to disseminate the project results to stakeholders and policymakers. Finally, a best practice guide for the management of sub-seabed CO2 storage sites will be developed applying the precautionary principle and valuing the costs for monitoring and remediation.

Call for proposal

FP7-OCEAN-2010
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HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
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Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Germany
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Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 290 519,28
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Ursula Frank-Scholz (Mrs.)

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INSTITUT FUER OSTSEEFORSCHUNG WARNEMUENDE AN DER UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK

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Germany
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15 Seestrasse
18119 Rostock
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Döring (Ms.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN AN DER UNIVERSITAET KIEL

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens-Uwe Mölck (Mr.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 691 911
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
NORSK INSTITUT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 891 370,50
Address
Okernveien 94
0579 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Merete Johannessen Ulstein (Ms.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 826 660,50
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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wilthshire
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denise Martin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 1 065 036
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Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Inger Gjesdahl (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 811 376,32
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Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Heike Wojack (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT TRIER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 480,20
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Universitatsring 15
54296 Trier
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helmuth Baatz (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 368 390,40
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Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Angelique Prick (Dr.)
KONSORTIUM DEUTSCHE MEERESFORSCHUNG EV
Germany
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€ 95 582,40
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Markgrafenstrasse 37
10117 Berlin
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Research Organisations
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Jan-Stefan Fritz (Dr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
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€ 39 871,25
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Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
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Catherine Audebert
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR OSTSEEFORSCHUNG WARNEMUNDE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 870,40
Address
Seestrasse 15
18119 Rostock
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Döring (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
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€ 391 911,60
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Filomena Tarantino (Ms.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE OGS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 356 426,25
Address
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
34010 Sgonico-trieste
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Administrative Contact
Dario Colonnello (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 177 000
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Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Sabine Ostwald (Ms.)
EQUINOR ENERGY AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 21 000
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Lena Kathrin Haram Mittet (Ms.)
DNV AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 333 361
Address
Veritasveien 1
1363 Hovik
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Liv Kirkemo (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 457 278
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Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Mrs.)
INSTITUT FUER WELTWIRTSCHAFT
Germany
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€ 61 479,60
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Kiellinie 66
24105 Kiel
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Martina Oelkers (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
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€ 174 900
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Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Gordon Marshall (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
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€ 200 000,40
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Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
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Margo Baele (Dr.)
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 291 730,40
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Riccarton
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
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Eva Olszewska-Day (Dr.)
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 155 000,40
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Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Annika Bergman (Dr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 202 858,50
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Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
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Marloes Van Der Jagt (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
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€ 113 976
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Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
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Maaike Brouwer (Ms.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
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€ 69 349,60
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155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
92138 Issy-les-moulineaux
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Xavier Rebardy (Mr.)
UNIWERSYTET GDANSKI
Poland
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€ 243 660
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Ul. Bazynskiego 8
80309 Gdansk
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Adam Sokolowski (Dr.)
GRUPA LOTOS Spolka Akcyjna
Poland
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Elblaska 135
80-718 Gdansk
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Barbara Koszułap (Dr.)