Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a technology with the potential to reduce carbon emissions in the cement and the chemical industry and to help achieve the global climate targets as defined in the Paris Agreement.
Storage onshore has faced limited public acceptance because of the risk of leakage. The Norwegian government has initiated substantial efforts to develop offshore storage solutions, in particular, on the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea.
PerCCSeptions explores public perceptions in Norway and Germany of storing CO2 from European sources in the North Sea. It is presumed that offshore storage will increase the public acceptance of CCS projects, but there exists to date little research supporting this. The three-year project is funded by the Research Council of Norway.