WP6 Sharing best practice and knowledge

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An increase in shale gas extraction in North America and the possibility of similar operations in Europe have raised public concern over potential environmental impacts. At the same time, carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been identified as a necessary part of climate action worldwide. Both operations utilise geological formations deep below ground.

This work package supports the development of commercial CCS and responsible exploitation of Europe’s shale gas reserves by testing and recommending strategies for engaging with stakeholders. This includes the dissemination of information to non-technical audiences, such as policymakers and citizens. It will also explore opportunities for participative monitoring of projects as an aspect of public engagement.

Our approach will draw together best-practice recommendations from the other work packages and share these with targeted groups of stakeholders, including project developers, policy makers, legislators and regulators, industry and early career researchers.

News

BLOG: A sociologist on a geologists' mission

Katarzyna Iwińska of Adam Mickiewicz University describes a thought-provoking and inspiring visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site in Banff National Park.

BLOG: Banff National Park’s remarkable geology provides valuable CCS insights

After leaving Illinois, the SECURe team headed to Canada on the next leg of their fact-finding mission. Edward Hough (British Geological Survey) and Michael Kupoluyi (Risktec) describe a day of learning and insight at Banff National Park, Alberta.

Illinois shares successes from high-profile CO2 injection projects

Scientists from the EU-funded SECURe project continued their fact-finding tour with a visit to the Illinois Basin-Decatur Project (IBDP) and Illinois Industrial Sources CCS (ICCS) CO2 injection sites.

Research group explores synergies at US energy innovation centre

A group of senior scientists from the EU-funded SECURe project has kickstarted a fact-finding trip to North America with a visit to the US’s national centre for innovation in energy technologies. The 10-day visit to the US and Canada by the project partners is aimed at gathering examples of best practice in geoenergy projects, such as geological CO2 storage and shale gas extraction.

Outputs

Workshop: Towards Tailor Made Participatory Monitoring Programs (SECURe Report D6.2)

This report gives an overview of a workshop held 4-5 March in The Hague that introduced a framework for participatory monitoring and accompanying guidance on how the framework could be used in real practice.

Overview report of ethical issues associated with CCS and with Shale Gas R&D (SECURe Report D6.1)

This overview report of ethical and social issues associated with carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) and with Shale Gas R&D is divided into two chapters that summarise the ethical and social issues raised in CCS and shale gas respectively, with comparison drawn out in the final chapter. This report improves the understanding of shale gas and CCS perceptions of stakeholders and local residents, and is useful when considering how to communicate complex scientific and technical material with the public.

 

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