Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage (STEMM-CCS)

New paper shows potential for safe storage of carbon dioxide offshore

Photograph of a vertical stream of gas bubbles emitted from seafloor.

A world-first study led by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) following research off the coast of Scotland suggests that storing carbon dioxide (CO2) under the sea in a process known as carbon capture and storage (CCS) is both viable and safe.

World first experiment will provide confidence in sub-seabed carbon dioxide storage

This week the RRS James Cook set sail to embark on a world-first experiment to develop methods for detecting and monitoring leaks of carbon dioxide (CO2) from sub-seabed reservoirs, however unlikely they are to occur.