NERC Project: QICS - Quantifying and monitoring environmental impacts of geological carbon storage (2010 - 2014)

Dataset description

QICS (Quantifying and monitoring environmental impacts of geological carbon storage) was a program funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), with support from the Scottish Government (May 2010 - December 2014) with two objectives. Firstly, to assess if any significant environmental impact would arise, if a leak from sub-sea, deep geological storage of carbon dioxide occurred. Secondly, to test and recommend tools and strategies for monitoring for (or assuring the absence of) leakage at the sea floor and in overlying waters. This data set provides a short overview of the novel experimental procedure - a world first leakage simulation in the natural environment and describes the experimental set up, sampling strategy including both temporal and spatial details. The data set consists of a pdf containing a text based project and experimental overview, a table outlining the temporal evolution of the experiment, including site selection, set up, baseline, impact and recovery phases and a diagram outlining the spatial sampling strategy. This data set contains an overview document collated by Plymouth Marine Laboratory. This provides the context for a number of specific related QICS datasets submitted to the UKCCS data archive, covering a range of geological, chemical and ecological information. QICS project website: www.bgs.ac.uk/qics/home.html. Blackford et al., 2014. Detection and impacts of leakage from sub-seafloor deep geological carbon dioxide storage. Nature Climate Change 4, 1011-1016. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2381. Taylor et al., 2015. A novel sub-seabed CO2 release experiment informing monitoring and impact assessment for geological carbon storage. Int J Greenhouse Gas Control. DOI:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.09.007.

Further information

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Enquiries

Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
Nottingham
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Associated dataset(s)

QICS Data: 2D high-resolution seismic reflection data collected after release stage of CO2 in Ardmucknish Bay (2014)

QICS Data: 2D high-resolution seismic reflection data collected pre-release and syn-release stages of CO2 in Ardmucknish Bay (2012)

QICS Data: Dynamics of rising CO2 bubble plumes in the QICS field experiment measurements

QICS Data: Effect of a controlled sub-seabed release of CO2 in Ardmucknish Bay on microbial activity (2012 - 2014)

QICS Data: Effect of a controlled sub-seabed release of CO2 on the biogeochemistry of shallow marine sediments, pore waters, and the overlying water (2012-2013)

QICS Data: Effect of a controlled sub-seabed release of CO2 on the meiofauna community of shallow marine sediments (2012 - 2013)

QICS Data: Gene expression data of scallops Pecten maximus and mussels Mytilus edulis held in the vicinity of a sub-seabed CO2 release (2012)

QICS Data: Seismic and Multibeam data from Survey 2011/4 in Ardmucknish Bay (14/Jun/2011 to 17/Jun/2011)

QICS Data: Seismic and Multibeam data from Survey 2012/5 in Ardmucknish Bay (11/Apr/2012 to 13/Apr/2012)

QICS Data: Seismic and Multibeam survey 2012/7 in Ardmucknish Bay (20/Jun/2012 to 22/Jun/2012)

QICS Data: Seismic data from Survey 2014/8 in Ardmucknish Bay (29/Sep/2014 to 03/Oct/2014)

QICS Paper Gas migration pathways, controlling mechanisms and changes in sediment acoustic properties observed in a controlled sub-seabed CO2 release experiment

QICS Paper: A novel sub-seabed CO2 release experiment informing monitoring and impact assessment for geological carbon storage

QICS Paper: Benthic megafauna and CO2 bubble dynamics observed by underwater photography during a controlled sub-seabed release of CO2

QICS Paper: Detection and impacts of leakage from sub-seafloor deep geological carbon dioxide storage

QICS Paper: Detection and monitoring of leaked CO2 through sediment, water column and atmosphere in a sub-seabed CCS experiment

QICS Paper: Detection of CO2 leakage from a simulated sub-seabed storage site using three different types of pCO2 sensors

QICS Paper: Dynamics of rising CO2 bubble plumes in the QICS field experiment. Part 2 ? Modelling.

QICS Paper: Dynamics of rising CO2 bubble plumes in the QICS field experiment: Part 1 ? The experiment

QICS Paper: Impact and recovery of pH in marine sediments subject to a temporary carbon dioxide leak

QICS Paper: Impact of sub-seabed CO2 leakage on macrobenthic community structure and diversity

QICS Paper: Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: Results from social science research

QICS Paper: Mapping observations using AUV and numerical simulations of leaked CO2 diffusion in sub-seabed CO2 release experiment at Ardmucknish Bay

QICS Paper: Marine baseline and monitoring strategies for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS)

QICS Paper: Modelling Large-Scale CO2 Leakages in the North Sea

QICS Paper: Numerical study of the fate of CO2 purposefully injected into the sediment and seeping from seafloor in Ardmucknish Bay

QICS Paper: Optical assessment of impact and recovery of sedimentary pH profiles in ocean acidification and carbon capture and storage research

QICS Paper: Passive acoustic quantification of gas fluxes during controlled gas release experiments

QICS Paper: Perceptions of sub-seabed carbon dioxide storage in Scotland and implications for policy: A qualitative study

QICS Paper: Phosphorus behavior in sediments during a sub-seabed CO2 controlled release experiment

QICS Paper: Rapid response of the active microbial community to CO2 exposure from a controlled sub-seabed CO2 leak in Ardmucknish Bay (Oban, Scotland)

QICS Paper: Response of the ammonia oxidation activity of microorganisms in surface sediment to a controlled sub-seabed release of CO2

QICS Paper: Review and implications of relative permeability of CO2/brine systems and residual trapping of CO2

QICS Paper: Small-scale modelling of physiochemical impacts of CO2 leaked from sub-seabed reservoirs or pipelines within the North Sea and surrounding waters

QICS Paper: The use of scientific diving in support of a novel carbon dioxide release experiment

QICS paper: Effect of a controlled sub-seabed release of CO2 on biogeochemistry of shallow marine sediments, their pore waters, and overlying water column

QICS: No evidence for impacts to molecular ecophysiology of ion or CO2 regulation in tissues of selected surface-dwelling bivalves in vicinity of CO2 release

Dataset details

Author(s) Jerry Blackford
Principal Investigator(s) Jerry Blackford
Plymouth Marine Laboratroy
Language English
Curator British Geological Survey
Supply media/format PDF; Version:N/A
Storage format Not available
Frequency of update not applicable
Start of capture {ts '2010-05-01 00:00:00'} Not known
End of capture {ts '2014-12-01 00:00:00'} December 2014
Online access URL  
Lineage statement The data set was compiled by J Blackford, Plymouth Marine Laboratory in October 2014, based on information compiled throughout the lifetime of the QICS project.
Supplementary information Blackford et al., 2014. Detection and impacts of leakage from sub-seafloor deep geological carbon dioxide storage. Nature Climate Change 4, 1011-1016. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2381. Taylor et al., 2015. A novel sub-seabed CO2 release experiment informing monitoring and impact assessment for geological carbon storage. Int J Greenhouse Gas Control. DOI:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.09.007. QICS project website: www.bgs.ac.uk/qics/home.html.
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Contact details
Department Enquiries
Organisation British Geological Survey
Address Environmental Science Centre, Nicker Hill, Keyworth
City Nottingham
County Nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Postcode NG12 5GG
E-mail enquiries@bgs.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)115 936 3143
Fax +44 (0)115 936 3276
Keywords
Topic category code (ISO) geoscientificInformation (information pertaining to earth sciences)
Keywords ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
MONITORING
STORAGE
CARBON CAPTURE AND STORAGE
Keyword source BGS Keyphrases
Spatial details
Spatial Reference System Not available
Dataset extent
Coverage (Lat/Long) North boundary : 56.49
East boundary  : -5.42
South boundary : 56.49
West boundary  : -5.42
Metadata
Metadata language English
Metadata last updated 14th December 2016
Metadata standard compliance NERC profile of ISO19115:2003
Copyright and IPR
The copyright of materials derived from the British Geological Survey's work is vested in the Natural Environment Research Council [NERC]. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, or stored in a retrieval system of any nature, without the prior permission of the copyright holder, via the BGS Intellectual Property Rights Manager. Use by customers of information provided by the BGS, is at the customer's own risk. In view of the disparate sources of information at BGS's disposal, including such material donated to BGS, that BGS accepts in good faith as being accurate, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the quality or accuracy of the information supplied, or to the information's suitability for any use. NERC/BGS accepts no liability whatever in respect of loss, damage, injury or other occurence however caused.