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CO2GeoNet-OGS - National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics

The Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS) is a public national research institute, with roots going back to the second half of 1700, financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. Its mission is to promote, co-ordinate and perform, also in collaboration with other national, international, and European institutions, studies and research on the Earth and its resources.

The OGS activities are carried out by the five departments of Geophysics of the Lithosphere, Oceanography, Seismology, Biological Oceanography and Development of Marine Technologies. OGS co-ordinated or participated to more than 65 EU-funded research and demonstration projects in the fields of Energy, Environment and Marine Sciences, among which CO2-NET2, Castor, INCA-CO2, CO2 GeoNet, Geocapacity, CO2ReMoVe, MOVE-CBM and RISCS, all dealing with CO2 Geological Storage. At national level, OGS is the national research institute of reference for CO2 Geological Storage and is contributing, at various level, to the projects started in this field by ENI-Agip, ENEL and Carbosulcis. Moreover, OGS has been one of the founders of the Italian CO2 Club and manages the Secretariat of this Association.
OGS has been deeply involved in the NoE and then in the Association CO2GeoNet.

Researchers involved in CGS: 44 (link to staff)

Facilities (link to facilities)

Fields of Experties
  • regional geological characterization for the identification of potential sites for CO2 storage
  • geomodeling of the storage complex
  • static model building at regional and reservoir scale
  • sensitivity analysis of seismic and electrical properties
  • seismic, geoelectrical and EM modelling for CO2 detection and monitoring
  • cross-well, single-well and surface geophysical monitoring
  • subsurface imaging of CO2 plumes and CO2 migrations
  • remote sensing
  • on-shore and off-shore monitoring of gas fluxes
  • impact assessment on marine ecosystem

CGS Projects
National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics
  Sergio Persoglia
Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C 34010 Sgonico
Italy Italy