ECCSEL Training Course 1 on the research infrastructures for CO2 storage R&D
10 February 2016

ECCSEL Training Course on the research infrastructures for CO2 storage R&D

The ECCSEL Training Course on research infrastructures for CO2 storage R&D has been organized by OGS in its headquarters in Sgonico (Trieste, Italy), on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016. The course has been organized according to the following agenda:

09:00 Registration



10:00 Welcome and introduction (Maria Cristina Pedicchio, OGS President)



10:15 ECCSEL project (Volker Röhling, ECCSEL Project Manager)


10:45 CO2 storage: potential development (Sergio Persoglia, CCS expert ‐ chairman)



11:30 Coffee break



11:45 CO2 storage: geological modelling (Federica Donda and Valentina Volpi, CCS experts)


12:30 ECCSEL Infrastructures. Part 1: CO2 storage site performance and future facility developments (Jonathan Pearce, BGS CO2 Storage Team leader)



13:15 Lunch



14:15 ECCSEL infrastructures. Part 2: monitoring and natural laboratories (Cinzia De Vittor, Panarea NatLab Italy laboratory responsible, and Michela Vellico – ECCSEL Project Team)


15:00 ECCSEL Transnational Access programme (Volker Rohling – ECCSEL Project Manager)


15:30 Discussion


16:00 Visit of the OGS biological laboratories


18:00 End of the short course


After a brief introduction on OGS by Maria Cristina Pedicchio (OGS President), Volker Röhling has introduced ECCSEL, with particular reference to the aim of the consortium and the distributed laboratories. A general introduction on CCS technologies (with particular reference to the different CO2 trapping mechanisms during geological storage) as a solution to mitigate global warming has been presented by Sergio Persoglia, followed by a presentation by Federica Donda and Valentina Volpi, on the modelling of storage sites (including an overview of the European sites).

After such a general introduction on CCS and CO2 sequestration technologies, Jonathan Pearce has presented the ECCSEL facilities on CO2 geological storage, with particular reference to the existing portfolio, the gap analysis and the priorities for future research facilities. A specific overview of the OGS facilities (with particular reference to the Panarea NatLab) has been presented by Cinzia De Vittor and Michela Vellico, with focus on monitoring techniques, including remote sensing.

The course has been completed by a presentation on the Transnational Access programme by Volker Röhling and a visit to the OGS biological laboratories in Trieste (ref. TA 7.3).

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