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ECCSEL Training Course on research infrastructures for CO2 storage: Specific focus on monitoring and natural laboratories
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1 March 2017

ECCSEL Training Course on research infrastructures for CO2 storage: Specific focus on monitoring and natural laboratories

Date: Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

 

Location: University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5

Earth Science Department

Sala Lucchesi

GPS coordinates 41°54ʹ12ʺN 12°30ʹ57ʺE

 

The second ECCSEL Training Course on research infrastructures for CO2 storage has been organized by OGS at the University of Roma “La Sapienza” (Italy), on Wednesday, March 29th 2017.

The course has been focused on monitoring and natural laboratories (with particular reference to the new ECCSEL laboratory in Latera) and organized according to the following agenda:

Programme

09:00 Registration

10:00 Welcome and introduction - Michela Vellico – ECCSEL capacity building WP leader

10:15 ECCSEL Project - Sverre Quale – ECCSEL Project Director

10:45 ECCSEL Transnational Access programme - Sverre Quale – ECCSEL Project Director

 

11:15 Coffee break

 

ECCSEL Infrastructures. Part 1: Offshore natural laboratories

11:45 The importance of natural laboratories for CCS - Salvatore Lombardi – ECCSEL NatLab Italy team

12:15 The Panarea natural laboratory: the facility - Cinzia De Vittor – Panarea NatLab Italy laboratory responsible

12:35 Monitoring techniques and experimental research in the offshore natural laboratory of Panarea - Stanley Beaubien – ECCSEL NatLab Italy team

 

13:00 Lunch

 

ECCSEL Infrastructures. Part 2: Onshore natural laboratories

14:00 Monitoring techniques and experimental research in the onshore natural laboratory of Latera - Stanley Beaubien – ECCSEL NatLab Italy team

14:30 The Latera natural laboratory – low cost mobile monitoring systems - Alessandro Pavan – ECCSEL NatLab Italy team

15:00 Remote sensing applied to Green House Gases monitoring - Franco Coren – OGS, Research Infrastructures Department Director

 

15:30 Discussion

16:00 End of the short course

 

After a brief introduction by Michela Vellico (OGS and WP5 Capacity Building leader), Sverre Quale has introduced ECCSEL, with particular reference to the aim of the consortium and the distributed laboratories. He has also presented the Transnational Access programme, with an overview of the calls and the corresponding application process.

Prof. Salvatore Lombardi (University of Roma “La Sapienza”) highlighted the importance of natural laboratories to understand the processes that leads to CO2 leakages. He presented an overview of past projects and studies.

Stanley Beaubien (University of Roma “La Sapienza”) presented important results acquired in the past years in Panarea and Latera natural laboratories. He gave an overview on the available monitoring techniques, instruments and methodologies used, both onshore and offshore.

Cinzia De Vittor (OGS) has presented an accurate description of the Panarea lab (Aeolian islands, Italy). Panarea island represents the emerged portions of a big quiescent submarine strato-volcano, characterized by the presence of active extensional faults that, in their entirely, constitute a wide submarine fumarolic field with different type of natural CO2 emissions. The laboratory allows to study the submarine leakage and the effects of CO2 emissions on the environment.

Similar emissions are analysed in the natural laboratory of Latera, with low cost and innovative self-developed sensors, presented by Alessandro Pavan (OGS).

Franco Coren presented a case study in the North Adriatic Sea: airborne CO2 and CH4 measurements identified and mapped some submarine gas seepage.

 

The course has been attended by about 49 participants.

The official agenda and all the presentations are attached.