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National Carbon Sequestration (NatCarb) Kansas Geological Survey Data Access and Support Center Lawrence, Kansas, USA By Nicholas Callaghan Contact Nicholas Callaghan Software ArcGIS Desktop 9.2 Printer The U.S. Department of Energy’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs) generated data for the layers displayed in the Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada. Geospatial data such as car- bon sources, potential storage sites, transportation, and land use are required for efficient implementation of car- bon sequestration on a broad scale. National Carbon Sequestration (NatCarb) is a relational database and GIS that integrates carbon storage data from the RCSPs and various other sources. HP Designjet 1055cm The purpose of NatCarb is to provide a national view of the carbon capture and storage potential in the United States and Canada. This digital spatial database allows users to estimate the amount of CO 2 emitted by sources (such as power plants, refineries, and other fossil-fuel-con- suming industries) in relation to geologic formations that can provide safe, secure sequestration sites over long peri- ods of time. NatCarb provides access to the necessary information regarding the costs, economic potential, and societal issues of CO 2 capture and storage, including pub- lic perception and regulatory aspects. Courtesy of Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. Data Sources Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships North American CO 2 Sources 36 Environmental Management North American Power Grid with Coal Basins North American Saline Basins North American Power Grid with Saline Aquifers