Field work in the Mediterranean Sea
Field work in the Mediterranean Sea, © M.Weber/HYDRA

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Best Practice Guidance for Environmental Risk Assessment for offshore CO2 geological storage

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The Geological Storage of CO2: And what do you think?

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ECO2 glossary "The language of CCS"

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ECO2 Brochure Update December 2014

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Sub-seabed CO2 Storage: Monitoring Techniques

On our new sub website you find Key Questions, Technology in Use and an overview map.

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Field work conducted at the natural CO2 seepage
site off Panarea Island, north of Sicily, Italy


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Faces behind ECO2


CCS - A Bridging Technology for the Energy of the Future




The project will establish a framework of best environmental practices to guide the management of offshore CO2 injection and storage and as addendum to the EU directive on "Geological Storage of CO2" for the marine realm. This includes the quantitative assessment of potential and actual impacts on marine ecosystems at a CO2 injection facility and the entire storage site. A comprehensive monitoring concept for storage sites will be developed comprising innovative techniques that are apt to detect different modes and levels of leakage including that of pre-cursors. Field studies at operated and prospective sites (Sleipner, Snøhvit) and natural CO2 seeps (North Sea, Mediterranean Sea) are completed by lab experiments and numerical simulations on different scales. An integral part of the project is to transfer this knowledge into a risk management concept and an economic valuing of the costs of leakage, monitoring, mitigation measures, and a clear communication framework. An understanding of the precautionary principle as primary tool for balancing the environmental risks will be built.

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The ECO2 project (no 265847) has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration.