The UKCCSRC undertakes a wide range of research related activities to fulfil its mission of Delivering Impact, Developing Leaders and Shaping Capability in the UK CCS Academic landscape.
In order to target our activities, the Centre has formed three broad Research Groups - Capture, Cross-cutting Issues (CCI) and Storage - which are led by members of the Centre’s Coordination Group and supported by the Research Area Champions.
RAPID - Research and Pathways to Impact Delivery
For the UKCCSRC to be truly successful at delivering impact, it must link world-leading research with impact from the outset. The Research and Pathways to Impact Delivery (RAPID) process was carried out to identify areas of research that will form the Centre’s core projects. Potential research impacts were considered with reference to the RCUK Pathways to Impact.
The UKCCSRC has £4.5 million in flexible funding to use to support CCS research. The first call (Call 1) for proposals was launched in last quarter of 2012 and as a result, the Centre offered funding to 13 research projects totalling £2.2 million. A second call (Call 2) for funding was issued in the first quarter of 2014 and successful projects will be announced by the end of June 2014.
As part of the Centre’s commitment to supporting CCS research in the UK, we host a series of research resources including a CCS projects/grants directory, a CCS publications/reports directory and a CCS research facilities directory. As with any resource hub, we need help from our members to ensure that we the most accurate and up to date information as possible so please do let us know if you have a grant/project, facility or report/publication that is not listed.
International Engagement is a key part of the UKCCSRC's mission and forms key part of the delivery of a number of the UKCCSRC's Strategic Priorities. The Centre engages with targeted overseas organisations in line with its International Engagement Strategy. Past international collaborations have seen the Centre work with organisations in Canada, Australia, China and South Korea.
The Centre also undertakes a wide variety of research capacity building activities including organising specialist workshops and meetings, networking and knowledge sharing opportunities such as the Centre’s biannual meetings and a comprehensive programme of support for Early Career Researchers.
If you would like to submit a proposal for an event/specialist meeting/specialist workshop for support from the Centre, please contact Research Managers Ciara O’Connor (Storage) or Steph Wright (Capture/Cross Cutting Issues).