WP3 Baseline monitoring strategies

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Long-term monitoring strategies are considered an integral part of any subsurface geoenergy project. This work package will provide best-practice recommendations to ensure effective approaches to monitoring and regulation for shale gas and geological CO2 storage sites.

The research team will focus their studies on sites in the UK, Canada and Poland in order to develop strategies for environmental baseline assessment, which cover the full project lifecycle – from operational to post operational – and can be applied to different scales of project.

Some of the research sites offer a unique opportunity for planning and testing environmental measurement methods and strategies with regard to long-term impacts of deep wellbore infrastructure and downhole activities.