News and Events

September 2017
STEMM-CCS have released their first set of science briefs, designed to provide concise, easy to understand guides to various aspects of Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage and the STEMM-CCS project. There are five briefs including an introduction to CCS, storage reservoirs, how to establish... more
August 2017
STEMM-CCS scientists have published two peer reviewed papers over the summer. Guttorm Alendal from the University of Bergen has published ‘Cost efficient environmental survey paths for detecting continuous tracer discharges’ which uses Bayes’ theorem and modelling to suggest strategies for... more
July 2017
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have a vacancy for a Geochemistry Post-Doc position in the field of marine carbon capture and storage. The position is available for a funding period until February 29th 2020 (end of project). Closing date for applications is 31st August 2017. For... more
May 2017
The German research vessel Maria S. Merian has departed for the first cruise of the STEMM-CCS project. The R/V Maria S. Merian left on Saturday 29th April from Empress dock outside the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton heading for the Southern Viking Graben. The first leg of the cruise... more
May 2017
Read about the latest events and developments in the STEMM-CCS Spring 2017 newsletter which is available for download here.
March 2017
The STEMM-CCS project held their first annual meeting from 14-16th March 2017 in Kiel, Germany. The meeting was hosted by GEOMAR, one of the STEMM-CCS partners and took place at the Kunsthalle zu Kiel (Art Gallery). Fifty scientists including PhD students and early career postdocs, and members... more
March 2017
Guttorm Alendal from the University of Bergen is presenting a poster at the CLIMIT Summit 2017 being held in Norway on 7-8 March. CLIMIT is Norway’s national programme for research, development and demonstration of CO2 capture and storage technology (CCS). Although the focus of this meeting will... more
February 2017
The University of Bergen have a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow to work on the STEMM-CCS project. The position is in applied and computational mathematics/statistics at the Department of Mathematics and is for a period of 3 years. Deadline for applications is 28th March 2017 For... more
November 2016
This November (22–25), a group of 28 STEMM-CCS scientists travelled to the beautiful town of Olhão, a few kilometres south of Faro in Portugal. The purpose of the trip was to participate in the Work Package 2 workshop; “Sampling design for baseline data acquisition”. The aim of the workshop was to... more
November 2016
Workpackage 3 will focus on “chimney structures” (vertical anomalies in seismic data through an otherwise undisturbed layered seabed, explained here in our partner project) that are believed to be the result of hydro-fracturing and fluid migration. The objective is to study these chimneys with... more
October 2016
A three year research fellow position working on acoustic methods for the monitoring of marine carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities as part of the STEMM-CCS project is now open for applications. The position will be based in the Acoustics Group at the Institute of Sound and Vibration... more
October 2016
STEMM-CCS welcomes three new people in post-doctoral positions at the University of Bergen, Uni Research and Southampton University.  Maribel Garcia-Ibáñez joins us from Spain and will work on the determination of spatial and temporal variability of chemical, physical and biological... more
September 2016
‘Lowest Cost Decarbonisation for the UK: The Critical Role of CCS’ is the title of the report released this week from the UK Parliamentary Advisory Group on CCS led by Lord Oxburgh. Six main recommendations include establishing a new company to deliver full-chain CCS, incentivising... more
September 2016
The STEMM-CCS project brochure gives some background information about Carbon Capture and Storage, what the STEMM-CCS project aims to achieve and how we will accomplish this. It is now available for download here.
May 2016
The University of Bergen have a vacancy for a research fellow (PhD position) within applied and computational mathematics/statistics in the Department of Mathematics working on the ‘Bayesian Monitoring Designe (BayMoDe)&rqsuo; project. The project will work closely with the STEMM-CCS project.... more
May 2016
The University of Bergen have a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow in applied and computational mathematics/statistics within the Department of Mathematics working on the STEMM-CCS project. The position is for a period of 3 years and 3 months. Deadline for applications is 12th June 2016 For more... more
May 2016
Guttorm Alendal from the University of Bergen gave a presentation at a SUCCESS workshop on 27 April, to inform them about the STEMM-CCS project. SUCCESS (Subsurface CO2 storage – Critial Elements and Superior Strategy) is a centre for environment-friendly energy research (CEER) in Norway (funded... more
May 2016
A report resulting from a UK CO2 storage appraisal study was issued by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) today. SCCS released the following statement in response to the report. New study of UK’s CO2 storage asset confirms massive opportunity for affordable climate action Last month, the... more
April 2016
Hear the STEMM-CCS coordinator, Dr Doug Connelly talking about the project on BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science program with Dr Adam Rutherford. Link to programme (item starts at  ~12min 30sec)
April 2016
The official STEMM-CCS project kick off meeting took place on 6–7 April 2016. It was hosted by one of our partners, Shell, at the Shell Centre, London, UK. Representatives from all Partners attended the meeting to discuss plans for the coming months including fieldwork and cruises. In addition... more
March 2016
STEMM-CCS released the following announcement to the press today to coincide with the official start date of the project. Project to improve risk assessment and monitoring of offshore Carbon Capture and Storage sites The world’s first ‘real world’ deep-water controlled experiment simulating... more
February 2016
STEMM-CCS Work Package 2 Meeting 1–2 March 2016