OUR GOAL is to create a forum for graduate students (and young professionals) in various areas of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to exchange ideas, network, collaborate, and promote CCS. 

CCS is a multi-disciplinary field that benefits greatly from inter-disciplinary and inter-university communication. While there are many opportunities to present final research results at conferences and official meetings, opportunities to discuss our work with peers in an informal setting are rare, especially at early stages. There are great initiatives such as RECS and IEA CCS Summer Schools that bring students from around the world together.  We need more opportunities to maintain and grow this network. ISICS aims to fill this gap and connect people in different departments and research institutions on a regular basis, thereby advancing CCS research. 

OUR PLAN is to host regional meetings focusing on a CCS-related theme. Although meetings will initially be held at Princeton and Columbia, we plan to involve other institutions and grow the initiative.

With the generous support from Pamela Tomski, the director of RECS (recsco2.org), we successfully held a one-day meeting at Columbia University on February 4, 2011. The meeting included sessions for short oral presentations, lively discussions, poster displays and a networking/mixer event.  We are now in the process of organizing a second meeting at Princeton University on November 4, 2011.  Students and young professionals in all CCS-related fields are invited to attend. 

We also collect and distribute information about seminars, summer schools, conferences, and other research and funding opportunities in CCS. 

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Organizing Committee, please contact one of our co-chairs. This is a great chance to network and get actively involved in ISICS event planning!