European CCS Project Demonstration NetworkProjects united in the goal of achieving commercially viable CCS by 2020. Japanese Knowledge NetworkOver 20 Japanese organisations focused on CCS communications and seismicity.Korean Knowledge NetworkKorean companies networking with overseas experts on a variety of topics.Bastor2 NetworkCollects geological survey information and assesses storage in the Baltics. International Carbon Capture and Storage Test Centre NetworkSharing of knowledge from CCS test facilities to accelerate commercialisation.
Panel 3. Delivering collaboration to ensure the deployment of CCS - Sean McClowry, Global CCS Institute
Delivering collaboration to ensure the safe and
effective deployment of CCS: Knowledge Networks
General Manager - Information Management, Global CCS Institute
Status of knowledge sharing
International knowledge sharing
Improving knowledge sharing
Many CCS knowledge networks exist, examples include
International CCS Regulatory Network
International Carbon Capture and Storage Test Centre Network
European CCS Project
CCS Costs Network
A number of capacity development initiatives
Networks are hard work, global networks are harder
If knowledge networks are not designed or managed
properly, little tends to be achieved.
Many knowledge networks have a country or regional
We need to improve international knowledge sharing,
o International knowledge sharing can be more difficult
o Barriers to sharing are more significant and the
We need to follow the lessons learnt from our most
How we can improve international knowledge sharing
• Focus the network on solving problems in a collaborative way.
• Clearly identify knowledge gaps and areas of expertise.
Practical approaches to information sharing
• Remove the focus on sharing confidential information (CI).
• Leverage the large amounts of public information already available.
Digital technology for better connectivity
• Use advanced digital technologies for international knowledge sharing.
• Make use of the digital systems of the Global CCS Institute.
Engagement outside the CCS community
• Some content from the network should be written for an external audience.
• Promoting key content to non-CCS practitioners should be a key priority.
Engagement outside the CCS community: web context
There is very little interest in CCS information compared with renewables.
Source: Google Trends
Engagement outside the CCS community: $ context
Not surprisingly, investments track interest from the public.
International knowledge sharing can work, if we:
o Build on our existing networks,
o Leverage existing frameworks and digital platforms.
To drive CCS forward it is important to engage beyond
our immediate community:
o The web offers many opportunities to do this
The Institute has new initiatives underway that we think
can help solve this problem.