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Credit: Equinor, Northern Lights
If you followed developments at the recent COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, you'll know that rapid action is needed to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

One approach in the spotlight during the talks was carbon capture and storage (CCS), a set of technologies that can significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from large point sources, such as industrial processes and power generation.

The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) has launched a new online course, Learning Geoscience: Geological CO2 Storage, which provides insights into different aspects of storing anthropogenic CO2 in geology deep below ground.

Delivered by leading experts based in Scotland, Norway, Germany and the USA, the course consists of seven modules, each comprising video lectures and quizzes that students can complete in their own time plus live webinars with the instructors.

The course, which will run from January to March and from May to July, is for anyone interested in the geoscience and engineering aspects of CCS. It may be of particular benefit to those considering a career change or wanting to boost existing skills and knowledge.

The EAGE is offering an early bird fee for members, while EAGE membership for the remainder of the year is included in the non-member fee.

Full course details and registration can be found here. The first course begins on 17 January 2022.

The instructors

  • Andreas Busch (Heriot-Watt University/SCCS Directorate)
  • Eric Mackay (Heriot-Watt University/SCCS Directorate)
  • Florian Doster (Heriot-Watt University/SCCS Directorate)
  • Martin Landro (NTNU)
  • Philip Ringrose (Equinor, NTNU)

Contributors to Module 7

  • Tip Meckel (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Elisabeth Holuscha (Plan-Wissenschaft)

The modules

  • Module 1: Introduction to CCS, saline aquifer storage and CO2 storage project design
  • Module 2: Reservoir concepts and storage requirements
  • Module 3: Flow mechanics (part I)
  • Module 4: Flow mechanics (part II)
  • Module 5: Storage risks: Seals, assessment, geomechanics and geochemistry
  • Module 6: CCS monitoring and risk assessment
  • Module 7: Public perception, policy and emerging/niche CO2 storage options

 

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