Social Research Network
A network to improve the understanding of the processes required for deploying CCS projects.
On the 27th of September, 2012, a colleague and friend from the CATO project was sadly taken from us in a sailing accident.
Dancker Daamen was a well respected and liked researcher, leading many projects relating to public perception. He was a leading member of the steering committee of IEAGHG’s Social Research network where his active and enthusiastic contributions were greatly appreciated, and he will be sorely missed.
Dancker will be remembered by friends and colleagues as a dedicated researcher, always ensuring his results were sound, before communicating them, and he always aimed to inspire fellow scientists to achieve similar goals.
Dancker will leave a hole in the research community that will not be easily filled, and he will be remembered for his integrity, and for his work ethic. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.
As Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) moves towards real large-scale demonstration projects around the world, it is important to recognise that from a regulatory, commercial and ethical perspective, consultation and communication with local stakeholder populations will be an essential part of any project.
There exists already a growing body of knowledge, expertise and experience in this area. The Carbon Capture and Storage Social Research Network (C2S2RN), formally organised after a pre-meeting of researchers and sponsored by the then UK DTI (now BERR), took place in London in January 2006.
The major aim of the C2S2RN was: to foster the conduct and dissemination of social science research related to CCS in order to improve understanding of public concerns as well as improve the understanding of the processes required for deploying CCS projects.
In 2009, the members of C2S2RN concluded that the IEAGHG R&D Programme would provide an appropriate home for it to grow, develop and deliver wider benefits to all concerned. Consequently this new IEAGHG Research Network is now established.
IEAGHG will utilise its expertise to provide support for this Social Research Network. This support is part of an agreement with GCCSI in Australia. IEAGHG will work with social science researchers from Australia, Europe, United States, Japan and elsewhere to facilitate the sharing of research knowledge and experiences on public perception, engagement and communication around CCS and CCS projects.
Summary reports from previous Network workshops are available.
Membership of this network is open to countries and industries actively engaged in social research, or seeking ways to promote such activities.
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