GESTCO GIS and DSS - A GIS solution to assist with decision making for the geological storage of CO2 from fossil fuel combustion
This project aims to determine whether the storage of CO2 underground, such as is taking place at the Sleipner West Gas Field, North Sea, can become a practical industrial solution to major CO2 emissions into the atmosphere from large point sources such as power plants. If this is a practical proposition it could make an impact on the enhanced greenhouse effect caused by man emitting CO2 into the atmosphere. As part of the project a dedicated Geographical Information System (GIS) and a Decision Support System (DSS) have been developed. The GIS enables the user to view and analyse the large amounts of data collected, whilst the DSS enables emission - source - storage scenarios to be planned and cost evaluated. A webGIS was also set up to enable the project partners to view the progress of data collection and to assist with data checking.