First Research Course Offered on Carbon Sequestration Science
RECS, Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration, is the first summer
research program designed to engage young researchers in carbon
sequestration science and conduct hands-on field work, data analysis and
integration. The program will primarily focus on the theory, fundamentals
and technical issues associated with geologic carbon storage but will also
address CO2 monitoring and mitigation and carbon capture. The program will
be divided into four parts:
- Theory - attend seminar overview of the fundamentals and key themes in
carbon sequestration science,
- Field-Work - conduct hands on field work at well designed carbon
sequestration sites to gather data,
- Analysis, Integration and Presentation -- analyze, integrate and present
research findings to the group,
- Feedback - obtain feedback on research methods and findings from peers and
leading U.S. scientists
- Provide an overview of the theory, fundamentals and technical issues
associated with geologic carbon storage.
- Explore below-and above-ground technologies and methods for monitoring and
measuring CO2 in geologic systems.
- Examine possible CO2 mitigation technologies and strategies for geologic
- Develop a basis for understanding the factors that determine the long-term
containment of CO2 in geologic systems.
- Demonstrate the integration of field and laboratory data with predictions
to determine the fate of CO2 in geologic systems with an emphasis on
integrating process-level information with system-level decisions.
- Conduct hands on field work at well designed carbon sequestration sites to
gather, analyze and integrate data, present findings and obtain feedback
from leading experts.
- Simulate innovative thinking on methods and approaches to ensuring safe
and effective geologic CO2 storage.
- Establish a premier U.S. summer research experience that networks young
researchers and provides access to leading scientists in the field.