EEMS Map

Environmental and Emissions Monitoring System (EEMS)

The following blog post is a shortened and slightly amended version of a chapter which I wrote for my PhD thesis. To read the original text in situ, you can access my thesis using this link: Kit Carruthers PhD thesis (2016) (PDF 28.3 MB) “Metal mobility in sandstones and the potential environmental impacts of offshore geological CO2 storage”…

You may now call me ‘Doctor’

The rule is that nothing’s official until it’s been blogged about. Thus, in this spirit, I would like to announce that I am now Dr. Carruthers! This is despite having successfully defended the thesis at my Viva at the end of February with only minor corrections. But having now submitted those corrections, and now in…

GHGT12 poster crowd

EGU 2016 posters

This weekend I’m heading off to Vienna for the annual EGU general meeting, which runs 18-22 April. This is the last conference I will be attending as a PhD student, having passed my Viva at the end of February and heading for a June graduation. I’m presenting two posters at sessions ERE2.1 on Tuesday 19th…

1,557 days later…

There has been little activity on this blog for most of this year. The reason? I’ve been busy writing my PhD thesis! And now, finally, I have submitted it. Well, it was submitted a couple of weeks ago now; December 16th 2015 to be precise. That was 1,557 ± 7 days since I started my doctorate…

Sample locations

GHGT-12 Conference Paper

I’ve been a little busy in the past few months with PhD thesis writing, hence the paucity of blog posting since the start of the year. However, I’ve just submitted an extremely large draft chapter to my supervisors and am taking a temporary break from writing to regain some sanity(!) This post is a really…

IEA GHGT12 poster

GHGT12 Conference Poster

GHGT12, the biennial and largest conference on carbon capture and storage in the world, finishes today in Austin, Texas. I had the pleasure to attend this year to present my poster entitled “Metal mobility during UK North Sea geological CO2 storage“. I’ll write up a bit more about the conference itself when I get back…

Some satisfaction with R

Casual readers of this blog will know that I’ve been using R (a statistical programming language) to sort out some data and plot some graphs. It’s a minor dabbling, and one which is often frustrating. I’m not a natural coder, and I certainly don’t relish the challenges it throws up. But, having used R on…