Centre for Geobiology

Research into Impacts and Safety in CO2 Storage


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Acronym: RISCS
Project name:
Research into Impacts and Safety in CO2 Storage
Project coordinator:
Project partners
24 international research institute, networks and industrial partners
Researchers involved (CGB):
  Laila J. Reigstad, Andrew K. Sweetman (Associate Professor II at CGB and NIVA researcher)
Project period:

Project's main Objectives:

RISCS will improve the safety of CO2 storage. This will be achieved by:

  1. Increasing the understanding of key (quantified) parameters that influence leakage and the consequences of such leaks on near-surface ecosystems
  2. Addressing important questions which regulators and industry are increasingly being challenged on:
  • How much CO2 is needed to cause significant impact?
  • What is a significant impact?
  • When would a leak be most/least harmful?
  • How long would a leak last to cause significant impact?
  • Where would leaks cause most/least impacts?
  • How quickly could an impact be attenuated? 

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