Ms. Veronica Brieno Rankin, LL.M. is President of GeoSeq International LLC. In 2005, Ms. Rankin was hosted by the CO2CRC as a "Visiting Acknowledged Research Leader," with the support of Land & Water Australia and CO2CRC, to conduct research encompassing the legal & regulatory issues of geosequestration. Ms. Rankin earned her Bachelor of Science in Earth Science at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA and Master of Laws (Distinction) in Mineral Law in Policy at the Centre of Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, Scotland, where she received the prestigious Rio Tinto plc Tripartite Chevening Scholarship. Other activities entailed providing technical support regarding the proposed nuclear repository within the Yucca Mountain, Nevada region, and participating in the Advanced Clean Coal Power Plant Initiative, New York State.
Ms. Rankin's areas of expertise include the scientific & legal aspects of geological sequestration, earth system science, groundwater geology, and contaminant transport. She presently serves as a Stakeholder to key CCS-related initiatives involving the G8, IEA, and CSLF and has contributed as an Expert Reviewer for the IPCC Working Group 3 Fourth Assessment Report, IPCC 2006 Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gases Inventory, and IPCC Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage. Ms. Rankin also serves on the UNFCCC Roster of Experts, CDM Methodology Panel. She is an elected member of the American Meteorological Society, and Member of the Energy Law and Climate Specialist Group, Commission on Environmental Law and The World Conservation Union/International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).