QICS update | In Deep Water | Scoop.it

The critical stage of a world-first experiment, to monitor what might happen if CO2 leaks from an underground storage reservoir, has been successful. Following a complex drilling operation, the injection of CO2 from a shore-based laboratory into shallow marine sediments is allowing scientists to determine whether (and how) such a leak from a CCS sub seabed storage site would adversely affect marine life. The experiment is also enabling the assessment of various ways of monitoring for CO2 leakage.