Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Project

Summary

Remotely operated, atmospheric greenhouse gas baseline station (Arcturus) trialled in central Queensland (GA-CSIRO)

Remotely operated, atmospheric greenhouse
gas baseline station (Arcturus) trialled in
central Queensland (GA-CSIRO)

The Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Project was established in 2009 as part of Geoscience Australia's Carbon Capture and Storage Program and concluded in 2015. The primary aim for the project was to assess monitoring techniques for geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) and collect regional atmospheric and groundwater baseline data in selected onshore areas. The work assisted government and industry to determine best practice in this emerging field.

Monitoring the effectiveness of geological storage of CO2 is a challenging task because CO2 is present naturally in the atmosphere, soil, ocean and groundwater. Geoscience Australia collaborated with a number of organisations to investigate techniques that could detect and quantify CO2 leakage.

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