NICOLE E-News April 2017

NICOLE E-News April 2017 



The registration window for the Milan Workshop & Conference is now opened on the NICOLE website. Please visit the site to register online, but make sure to read the instructions on «HOW TO REGISTER» below. If you are a first-time registrant, please scroll down below the «FIRST-TIME REGISTRANT» section below for additional instructions.


  1. Go to website and login on the member login.
  2. Next, register by clicking the «ONLINE REGISTRATION» button.

If you have any problems, please feel free to contact the NICOLE secretariat.


  1. Go to Member Login for member access to the NICOLE website.
  2. Username: your NICOLE registered e-mail address.
  3. Password: ask for a password via “forget password”.
  4. The system confirms your request with the message “A new password has been send to the following address” and will send you a password by e-mail immediately. Use this password in combination with your username to login.

If you cannot find the reply mail in your inbox, please check your Spam-mailbox or your external spamware.

In case you receive the message «The provided address is not present in our database» after your request for a new password, please inform the secretariat and your e-mail address will be added to the database for login to the website. Do not hesitate to ask for our assistance!


Every few years, NICOLE and Common Forum organise a joint workshop to facilitate the discussion and cooperation between regulators and companies. 

This time the workshop is jointly organised with Common Forum and its global counterpart ICCL (International Committee on Contaminated Land) and will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on October 5-6, 2017. The title for this joint workshop is:
«Groundwater Management on Contaminated Sites».

Groundwater is a critical natural resource that provides drinking water and industrial process water supplies throughout the industrialized world. It is also a primary vehicle for spreading chemical pollution in the subsurface both locally and regionally. 

This conference will bring together regulators, industry, and research professionals representing countries all over the world to share the most recent knowledge and best practices in regulation, management, investigation, and remediation of contaminated sites. 

To submit your input, please find the Call for Abstract information here (PDF, 192kb)


The UK’s Exit from the European Union – UKRO FAQs on UK Participation in EU Funding for Research, Innovation and Higher Education

The information below is provided by the UK Research Office and reflects their current understanding of the UK situation with regards to Horizon 2020 and other funding programmes in research, innovation and higher education.
Download the full UKRO FAQs document here (PDF, 128kb)

With the Brexit now starting to come into effect, we have two more interesting reads for NICOLE members;

Oxford Academic:
Brexit: understanding the socio-economic origins and consequences

Prime Minister’s Office:
Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk triggering Article 50



Nanorem Toolbox Online!

The NanoRem toolbox is now available at

Next to that, you can find a «Toolbox» entry in the main menu of the NanoRem homepage.

REMEDIATE (a network project consisting of several European institutes, coordinated by the Project Management Team from QUESTOR at Queen’s University Belfast) will hold a Summer School in Copenhagen in June this year.

One of the sessions they are organising is about Paper Writing, and they are looking for a local academic journal editor to help out with content for the session. 
Next to that, they are looking for a local land specialist to attend a networking event on the final night of the summer school for a 5-minute presentation about their company and career opportunities.

If there are any NICOLE members in the Copenhagen region that are interested in helping out, please contact project leader Nick Johnston.



PhytoSUDOE stakeholders workshop

27 April 2017
Bordeaux, France

INTERREG SUDOE Project: Recovering contaminated soils through phytomanagement in SW Europe.
See the full program here

NICOLE Brasil 

31 May – 2 June 2017
Lima, Peru

Management of With Hydrocarbons Contaminated Sites

NICOLE Spring 
Workshop 2017

8 – 9 June 2017
Milan, Italy

Creating value through sustainable land and asset management

AquaConsoil 2017

 26- 30 June 2017
Lyon, France

More information and call for abstract is open on the website.

Wageningen Soil
Conference 2017

27 – 31 August 2017
Wageningen, Netherlands

Soil Science in a Changing World
Visit the website

Degradation and Revitalisation of Soil and Landscape

11 – 13 September 2017
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Degradation causes and consequences, degradation monitoring and assessment, revitalisation measures
Visit the website


20 – 22 September 2017
Ferrara, Italy

Visit the website

Workshop 2017

4 – 6 October 2017
Copenhagen, Denmark

NICOLE and the 13th Meeting of the International Committee on Contaminated Land (ICCL) will run back-to-back and allow opportunities for interchange of ideas. The ICCL are regulators and policy-makers from all corners of the globe dealing with contaminated land management.
The NICOLE meeting will focus on Groundwater Management on Contaminated Sites

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