Over the past four years, the QICS project has investigated the sensitivities of the UK marine environment to a potential leak from a carbon capture and storage (CCS) system.

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Spider crab investigating a QICS sea bed sensor

The project, a NERC-funded collaboration between a range of UK research organisations, universities and risk management professionals, has quantified the potential environmental impact, tested methods of monitoring and designed improved predictive models.

The conference, on 8 May 2014 in London, will present the results of this research and is particularly aimed at stakeholders, including industry, regulators, policy makers and environmental interest groups. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the scale and nature of possible impacts with experts involved in the project and to gain an insight into recommended methods for monitoring storage sites.

See the conference website for more information and registration.

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