Expert-Based Development of a Site-Specific Standard in CO2 Sequestration Monitoring Technology
Developing Contacts and Input from Experts in the Field Back to Overview           Next

The study undertakes to provide technical background information to support regulators and project developers in matching selected monitoring tools and protocols with sites and uncertainties at those sites. Because this arena is rapidly evolving and developing, we have expended significant effort drawing information from diverse sources. Regulators, industries with potential CO2 supply, policy developers, and the public provide input in the areas of concern that should be considered in developing a monitoring program. Tool developers and data reduction specialists provide technical expertise. Monitoring experts with field experience provide information on performance in terms of durability and sensitivity of tools under actual field conditions.

GCCC team, members have attended more than 50 workshops, seminars, and public and closed meetings during 2010. We have inventoried global progress on performance of monitoring tools, as well as available information on best approaches.

In the first year of the project we contacted experts to provide input into study design and provide field experience with monitoring tools. Collaboration with Carbon Capture Project (CCP) provides additional expert advice especially outside of the US and in the several sub-disciplines of geophysics.

We also selected a panel of fifteen experts to serve as advisors to this project. The initial expert panel meeting was held in Natchez, Mississippi on May 5, 2010, in conjunction with the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme monitoring network meeting.

Expert Panel
Susan Hovorka (left) and JP Nicot (far right corner) along with other members of the Expert Panel at the kick-off meeting in Natchez, MS.




The GCCC Mission

The GCCC seeks to apply its technical and educational resources to implement geologic storage of anthropogenic carbon dioxide on an aggressive time scale with a focus in a region where large-scale reduction of atmospheric releases is needed and short term action is possible.