Can carbon capture mitigate climate change?

Geologist Kim Senger will talk about how we can reduce atmospheric emissions of carbon dioxide by storing it in the subsurface – presenting the current activity in the North Sea and also on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. Kim is an Associate Professor at the University Centre in Svalbard in Longyearbyen since 2015 and will also briefly discuss the practical implications of living and working at the world’s northernmost university.

About Kim Senger

Having left Czechia in the early 1990s whilst still a schoolchild, Kim studied geology and geophysics for his Bachelor degree at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, followed by a Masters in geology at the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø where he focused on gas hydrates. After a two and half year stint in industry, working as an exploration geophysicist for Bayerngas in Norway, he went back to study for his PhD jointly at the University of Bergen and the University of Svalbard (UNIS) in Longyearbyen, focusing on a CO2 storage project in the Spitsbergen archipelago. Following a couple of years as a senior geologist with the company emgs, Kim returned to UNIS as an associate professor in 2015 and has been based there since, focusing on both research and teaching.

You can read more about Kim on his website.