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GeoEcoMar

Country:

WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP6

Romania’s National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar) was established in 1993 and is the focal point of national excellence in research and consultancy on marine, coastal, river and lacustrine geology, geophysics and CO2 storage.

Work related to CO2 geological storage began with the affiliation of the institute to ENeRG in 2001 and continued with participation in national and international projects related to CCS, including EU GeoCapacity, CO2NetEAST, CGS Europe, ENOS, and CO2Stop).

GeoEcoMar is the founder member of Romania’s CO2 Club and the coordinator and main developer of the CO2 storage aspect of the feasibility study for the GETICA CCS demonstration project. The institute also actively supported the transposition of the EU’s CCS Directive into Romanian legislation.

 

SNSPA

Country:

WP6 co-lead, WP3

Romania’s National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) in Bucharest is a public university with all the three educational levels: undergraduate, master and doctorate. It develops professional skills in public administration, communication sciences, management, diplomacy, political sciences, sociology, contributing to national developments.

SNSPA is composed of four colleges: Communication and Public Relations, Public Administration, Political Sciences and Management. The College of Communication and Public Relations provides expertise to the STRATEGY CCUS project.

With regard to carbon capture, use and storage research, SNSPA is a partner in the EU-funded ALIGN-CCUS project (ACT, 2017- 2020), contributing to the Work Package 6, Implementing CCUS in society. SNSPA was also a partner in the Fenco ERA-NET Project (2009-2010), which used quantitative and qualitative methods to explore the effects of CCS communication on general and local publics.