Mines hosts leading carbon sequestration researchers during Risk Assessment meeting

GOLDEN, Colo., May 17, 2010 – Colorado School of Mines is hosting the 5th Annual Risk Assessment Network meeting of the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Programme (IEAGHG) today and tomorrow in Golden.

The meeting allows scientists and research community leaders from around the world to discuss risks associated with the geologic storage of carbon dioxide. The Risk Assessment Network has several subgroups focusing on more specific subject areas: data management and risk analysis, regulatory engagement and environmental impacts.
IEAGHG is an international collaborative research program established in 1991 as an implementing agreement under the International Energy Agency.
The meeting was organized and coordinated by Dag Nummedal, director of the Colorado Energy Research Institute (CERI) at Mines and George Sherk, CERI managing director and joint-appointee with the International Performance Assessment Centre for the geologic storage of carbon dioxide (IPAC-CO2).
Roel Sneider, W.M. Keck Distinguished Professor of Basic Exploration Science in the Department of Geophysics at Mines, and Jen Schneider, assistant professor in Mines’ Division of Liberal Arts and International Studies, participated as experts on risk communication. Vaughan Griffiths, professor of civil engineering at Mines, spoke as an expert on risk assessment
IPAC-CO2, a nonprofit research and development organization committed to providing independent, objective information, best practices, advice and assessments to governments and industry, is providing technical support for the IEAGHG Risk Assessment Network.
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu
Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications / 303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu



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