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Project: Ocean Storage

Research Team: Howard Herzog

Year: 2003

During the 1990s, MIT participated in an international experiment on CO2 ocean sequestration. The lead countries were Japan, Norway, and the US. We do not list any project publications here, but the de Figueiredo publications do review the overall project and the lessons it taught about public perception. The other publications listed address some important generic issues related to CO2 ocean sequestration. Since 2003, the MIT Carbon Capture & Sequestration Technologies Program has not engaged in any research into CO2 ocean sequestration.

Herzog, H., K. Caldeira and J. Reilly, "An Issue of Permanence: Assessing the Effectiveness of Temporary Carbon Storage," Climatic Change, Vol 59, No 3, pp 293-310, August (2003). <PDF>

de Figueiredo, M.A., D.M. Reiner, and H.J. Herzog, "Ocean Carbon Sequestration: A Case Study in Public and Institutional Perceptions," Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-6), Volume I, J. Gale and Y. Kaya (Eds.), Elsevier, pp 799-804, (2003). <PDF>

Heinrich, J., "Legal Implications of CO2 Ocean Storage," July (2002). <PDF>

de Figueiredo, M.A., "The Hawaii Carbon Dioxide Ocean Sequestration Field Experiment: A Case Study in Public Perceptions and Institutional Effectiveness," M.I.T. Masters Thesis, May (2002). <PDF>

Herzog, H., K. Caldeira, and E. Adams, "Carbon Sequestration via Direct Injection," in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences , eds. J.H. Steele, S.A. Thorpe, and K.K. Turekian, Vol. 1, pp 408 - 414, Academic Press, London, UK, September (2001). <PDF>

Caldeira, K., H. Herzog, and M. Wickett, "Predicting and Evaluating the Effectiveness of Ocean Carbon Sequestration by Direct Injection," presented at the First National Conference on Carbon Sequestration, Washington, DC, May 14-17 (2001). <PDF>