ECCSEL (European Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage Laboratory Infrastructure) is the distributed pan-European Research Infrastructure that groups excellent facilities for research on CCUS (CO2 Capture, Transport, Utilisation and Storage). Facilities are accessible to the international research and industrial communities.
ECCSEL became an ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) in June 2017 and an ESFRI landmark in 2018. It has five founding Members: Norway (which hosts the statutory seat), Italy, France, UK and the Netherlands.
OGS is the representing entity in ECCSEL ERIC on behalf of the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) and it coordinates the Italian National Node. Italy offers 17 facilities in ECCSEL, 8 of which are owned by OGS; among them, the natural laboratories of Panarea and Latera, developed and implemented thanks to national funds (ECCSEL - NatLab Italy, IPANEMA, IPANEMA HR projects).