Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


"CO2 capture and storage in the sea bed" (3.10)

Event date:
20/05/2010 - 14:30 to 16:15
Table of Contents

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is regarded as a key technology for the reduction of CO2 emissions from power plants and other sources at European and international level. However, little is known about the short-term and long-term impacts of CO2 storage on marine ecosystems. Besides, the sea absorbs 30 % of global emissions of CO2. If the sea becomes too acid, marine organisms such as corals, molluscs and crustaceans, which need calcium carbonate to form their shells and skeletons, will be endangered. Against this background the workshop aims at assessing the environmental, economic and legal consequences of CO2 storage and absorption.       


    P R O G R A M M E

    Thursday 20, 14:30-16:15  

    Room: Teatro Sala Casona (Laboral)


    CHAIR: Ketil Djønne, Vice President, Corporate External Relations, Det Norske Veritas AS

    Julia María Fernández García, Jefe de Servicio de Minería no Energética Spanish Ministry of Industry 

    Klaus Wallmann, Cluster of Excellence Future Ocean Kiel, Germany 

    Carmen Calzadilla – Climate Change Scientist, Oceana Europe 

    Peter Haugan, Professor and Director of the Geophysical Institute University of Bergen, Norway


    (Lead: Spanish Ministry of Industry)