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Reference Number ME2107
Title The implication for the marine environment of CO2 releases
Status Completed
Energy Categories Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 storage) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Biological Sciences) 75%;
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)
Award Type Standard
Funding Source DEFRA
Start Date 01 October 2004
End Date 30 March 2007
Duration 30 months
Total Grant Value £402,571
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region South West
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) (100.000%)
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Abstract Key Customer Purpose : We need a better understanding of the potential implications for marine ecosystems of slow releases of CO2 in order to assess the potential risks associated with CO2 sequestration as a means of reducing emissions to the atmosphere. Summary Objectives To assess what impact slow and persistent releases of CO2 would have on the ecosystem of the North Sea. This will require a programme including modelling, to assess the rate at which released CO2 would disperse, mesocosm experiments to assess effects on controlled trial sites, and work to understand better the carbonate cycle and the effects of pH changes of this on the biochemistry of marine organisms.
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Added to Database 22/12/11