| The Bureau's Changbing Yang is lead investigator on the GCCC subcontract project Real-time In-situ CO2 Monitoring (RICO2M) Network for Sensitive Subsurface Areas in CCUS. He will oversee large-scale deployment of an optical sensor system at an active CO2-EOR site. Funded by the DOE and awarded by Intelligent Optical Systems, Inc. (IOS), with matching funds from the Jackson School of Geosciences, the 2-year project will deploy an aqueous CO2-monitoring system in water wells. The system will transmit data in real time via network to a remote laboratory (see diagram below). The IOS sensors will be installed in 15 wells, which will be simultaneously monitored using traditional methods. Developed especially for deployment in water wells for long periods of time at a broad range of depths, this sensor has advantages over traditional CO2 sampling, which requires transport of samples to the lab, increasing the potential for error and cost.