The IEA GHG International CCS Summer School 2010
The IEA GHG International CCS Summer School 2010 was arranged on 22-28 August by the Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF in collaboration with BIGCCS, SUCCESS and UNIS.

The venue for the summer school was the town Longyearbyen at Svalbard on 78°N. 56 students from 32 countries, and 30 expert lecturers and mentors attended the one-week programme.


The target group for the summer school was young scientists, e.g. PhD students and Post Docs with background in engineering, geo-technologies, socio-economics. The goal was to provide students with diverse backgrounds a broad understanding of the issues surrounding CCS and encourage their active participation in this area. Just like in previous years, the Summer School covered the whole field of CCS and presented the most recent results from these active R&D fields:

  • Sources of CO2
  • Capture of CO2
  • Transport of CO2
  • Underground geological storage
  • Costs
  • Economic potential of CCS
  • Regulatory regimes
  • Implications of CCS for GHG inventories and accounting
The students participated in teamwork to undertake short research activities on issues of importance within the CCS area, with a presentation to their peers at the end of the week.

In addition, there was a full day dedicated to a field trip. The first part of the field trip went to the Longyearbyen CO2 lab injection site just outside of Longyearbyen, where the UNIS Director Gunnar Sand told the students more about the planned CO2 injections and current test injections with water. The next part of the field trip was a cruise to Billefjorden and the Russian ghost town Pyramiden and the Nordenskiöld glacier. During the boat trip the students learned more about Svalbard’s fascinating geology, and in particular about those structures with relevance for CO2 storage.

To download the full program (pdf), please click here.
For more information, please contact Maria Barrio or Astrid Lilliestråle, or visit the IEA GHG Summer School series website

Some facts about Svalbard

Weather conditions

Safety precautions

Map over Longyearbyen



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Publisert 10. november 2011