The Scientific Environmental/energy Cross-cutting Underground Research (SECUREarth) was formed in 2006 to achieve timely solutions to critical national problems associated with the earth’s subsurface. The mission of SECUREarth was to ensure energy security and environmental protection by:
- Improving our understanding of subsurface processes applicable to predicting the behavior of — and enabling cost-effective, safe management and treatment of — contaminants in the subsurface, exploring for and producing fossil fuels, enabling more effective use of geothermal energy resources, developing strategies for subsurface carbon sequestration, predicting the subsurface fate of energy byproducts, and ensuring the reliable and safe disposal of nuclear waste.
- Developing new energy resources (such as gas hydrates).
The details of this initiative were published on a website which is now archived and available as a point of reference for historical purposes.