The project aims at whether ikaite – a potentiall important mineral forming a carbon capture storage – is formed in the coastal waters around Alnö. The aim is to take advantage of the multibeam and sediment sampling capabilities of the research vessel R/V Electra to search for ikaite. Multibeam will be used to detect

  1. Morphological shapes (columns) characteristic of ikaite formation and
  2. Evidence of groundwater emission in the water column.

Researchers and departments:

Alasdair Skelton, Department of Geological Sciences
Martin Jakobsson, Department of Geological Sciences