The 1st IEAGHG-GCCSI Student Mentoring Programme was hosted at International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-10) at the RAI, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from the 19th to the 23rd of September 2010. This Programme is an extension of the IEAGHG International Interdisciplinary CCS Summer School by providing a mentored student program at GHGT conferences for students to build their expertise in CO2 capture and storage and to encourage international collaboration. Eleven students from seven non-OECD countries and twelve students from ten European countries participated in the Programme. This International Student Mentoring Programme had students from various different backgrounds including students researching economics, social science, engineering and geochemistry.
The Programme began with an introductory session to ensure all students had a grounding in CCS before entering the overwhelming conference; and following this introductory session the students gave excellent presentations about their own research area. The Introductory Session presentations are provided below (N.B. not all students produced powerpoint presentations). All the students were provided with a detailed personalised programme for the week, guiding them to the key presentations in their own field of interest, as well as key talks outside their area of interest to ensure a full appreciation of the full chain of carbon dioxide capture and storage and more novel greenhouse gas control technologies. In between technical sessions, students joined expert mentors at ask-a-mentor sessions, where each day mentors and students discussed and debated the papers presented at the conference.
The 2nd IEAGHG-GCCSI Student Mentoring Programme was hosted at the 11th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies (GHGT-11) in Kyoto, Japan from the 18th to the 22nd of November 2012.