JC152: investigating chimney structures in the North Sea

25 August – 12 September 2017

In late August 2017, a team of UK researchers will embark on an expedition to the North Sea to investigate seabed features known as ‘chimney structures’. Aboard the research vessel RRS James Cook, the team will deploy specialist seismic technology to image the sub-seafloor geology using sound waves, hoping to discover more about these mysterious features, and what they might mean for the movement of fluids and gases through the sub-seafloor.

This expedition will contribute important data and results to two research projects investigating the integrity of CCS reservoirs: the CHIMNEY project (funded by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council), and the STEMM-CCS project (funded by the EC’s H2020 programme).

Find out more about…

> Expedition objectives

> The team on board RRS James Cook

> Expedition progress via the cruise blog