NICOLE E-News January 2016

NICOLE Enews issue January 2015
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Happy New Year!

«The Steering Group and Secretariat of NICOLE wishes that this year will bring lots of opportunities to explore life and may your resolutions stay firm, turning dreams into reality and efforts into great achievements!”

2016 is a milestone year, NICOLE will turn 20 this year!

We will carry out a special workshop and celebrate with the fall workshop of 2016. If you have any suggestions or ideas for any of the workshop content. Or have a special event in mind for leisure, please contact NICOLE secretariat.



Block the date for NICOLE Spring 2016 workshop!

Conference date: June 15-17, 2016

Location: Vienna

The initial title the workshop was suggested as “failure and flaws & innovation”, it was suggested that failure has a negative appearance and it could indicate the responsible person who failed which that was not the case we would like to to discussion. 

Presenters are called to present from remediation technology perspective, expectation of technologies, management, Re-development cases or legislation perspective – any topics which are related with managing a contaminated site. The aim is to share experiences and solutions when outcome of a project is not inline with expectation.

The call for abstract will be issued by the end of January with the confirmed title.



New member Microbial Insights, Inc

A very warm welcome to our new member Microbial Insights, Inc!

Microbial Insights, Inc. (MI) is business specializing in the development and application of cutting edge molecular biological tools (MBTs) to describe and quantify microbial communities. MI is dedicated to providing superior genetic and chemical diagnostic tools to aid our clients in understanding and managing biological processes for a wide range of areas including environmental remediation, microbial induced corrosion, and microbial source tracking.
For more information please visit their website.




Horizon 2020  – Project Remediate ETN

The REMEDIATE ETN is made up of 10 beneficiaries from five EU member states – the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and Italy, and 13 associate partner organisations.

All participants are committed to providing innovative research and training for more cost effective and sustainable remediation of contaminated land.

The network is a multidisciplinary collaboration between internationally renowned research teams from academia and industry, each with complementary expertise in a wide range of site investigation and risk assessment technologies. NICOLE is one of the involved associate parter for Remediate. The coordinator for the project explained to NICOLE that one thing they would really like, is to find more contaminated sites for our Fellows to get samples from.

For the member which are interested to know more or to be involved please take a look at the website or contact NICOLE secretariat







EKOS/NICOLE Brasil update 2016

In 2016 the 10th edition of  the International Conference  on Remediation and Revitalization will be hosted. At this moment the exact location and date yet to be determined, more information will follow soon!

The human occupation of contaminated sites promotes the risk to the environment and public health. In order to contribute to the development of actions and solutions, the Institute EKOS BRAZIL conduct the 10th International Conference for Remediation and Redevelopment of Contaminated Sites, which enriches the reflection on the remediation of degraded urban areas by contamination, the current issue facing urban environmental management.
To ensure the representation of the various sectors, the Ekos Brazil Institute would be honored to have NICOLE Europe as Institutional Supporter of the 10th edition of the International Conference on Remediation and Revitalization Areas contaminated.
The event is biannual and is the most relevant seminar in Latin America about remediation. Bringing national and international experts from several countries. In addition to panels and speakers, the seminar promotes a tradeshow; and a Poster Session for the development and exchange of knowledge.
The main themes covered this edition will be: Investigation Technologies, Remediation of Contaminated Sites, Sustainable Remediation, Legal Aspects, Groundwater management.

Also, the new newsletter of NICOLE Brasil has been released. To take a look at it, please click this link.



ITVA- Altlasten kolloquium

10 – 11 March 2016, Dresden, Germany

Registrations for this event will close on 31st of December 2015.

Further information and registration forms can be found on the website

Intersol 2016

15 – 17 March 2016, Lille, France

Polluted sites and soils and health risks Diagnoses and Solutions: how far can we go?

For more information please visit the Intersol 2016 website.

SustRem 2016

26 – 28 April 2016, Montréal, Québec, Canada

SuRF Canada is pleased to announce that the 4th Sustrem 2016 international conference will be held in Montreal from April 26 to 28 2016, at the Montréal Sheraton Center.

For more information, please visit their website.

ISCAS 2016

22 – 25 May 2016, Sheraton Hotel in Montréal, Québec, Canada

If you would like to find more information about this event, please visit the website.


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