Marian Sommer is Communications Manager for the UQ Surat Deep Aquifer Appraisal Project (UQ-SDAAP), which aims to better inform public debate and policy makers on whether or not large-scale CCS could be a real option in Queensland, more specifically in the Surat Basin. This research project relates to future energy choices and trade-offs in terms of mitigating climate change.

She has extensive experience within communications and marketing, having previously worked in organisations, NGO's and corporations as well as running her own company as a copywriter and coach.

Marian is based in the Centre for Coal Seam Gas.