Carbon Sequestration Series Part II: Discussing Risks with Dr. Katherine Romanak

ASPN's continued coverage of this important coastal tech

This week, Peter and Tyler are back at the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology to talk carbon sequestration.  They welcome Dr. Katherine Romanak, the lead risk analyst on UT's sequestration research program.  A former volcanologist, Dr. Romanak now devotes her time to determining how to safely put atmospheric CO2 into "secure geologic storage," an initiative many believe is essential to responding to climate change.

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.