In June and July, 2017, personnel from BGS and UniRoma1 combined tools onto a mobile platform and walked around fields near Latera and Ailano, central Italy, where natural, geologically produced CO2 is leaking at the ground surface.

These tools measure CO2 concentration once every second (about once every 2 metres at a normal walking pace) at the ground surface and at 20cm above the ground. The results show how such mobile methods could accurately locate a leak in a fraction of the time that is usually required using normal point flux measurements, thus making CCS sites safer.