NICOLE E-News March 2016

NICOLE 20 year anniversary

NICOLE was established in 1996 as a concerted action under the 4th Framework Programme of the European Community. In 1999, due to strong support and a convergence of shared interests, it became self-supporting and fully financed by the contributions of its members.

This year we will celebrate NICOLE’s 20th birthday. We would like to invite you – as a current NICOLE member, a past member, or witness to the development of NICOLE – to share your stories. What have been the most significant events and developments in NICOLE’s twenty-year history and what are your perspectives on the future? Over the span of the next couple of months, we will publish a series of interviews with former chairpersons on NICOLE’s website, newsletter and LinkedIn page.

The organization committee is working on the programm after receiving more than 20 abstracts in the last few weeks and will anounce the program within the next weeks! 

We invite you to send in your contributions, so that we can publish them as well. Please contact NICOLE secretariat for further details. 

Welcome a new member of NICOLE!

A very warm welcome to our new member Earthsoft Inc.!

Since 1994, EarthSoft has been developing innovative environmental data management & workflow software. EarthSoft’s EQuIS™ (Environmental Quality Information System) is software for environmental data management. EQuIS automates environmental data workflows for biology, geology, geotechnical, water, limnology, air quality, and other data types. EQuIS is used by government agencies, multinational corporations and industrial property owners, consultants, and analytical laboratories around the world.
For more information please visit their website.

10th International Seminar on Remediation and Revitalization of Contaminated Sites 2016

The Seminar is hosted by NICOLE Brazil’s sister organisation EKos  
The Seminar brings together national and international experts, members of the public and private sector to discuss technologies, concepts of remediation, management brownfields and revitalization of contaminated sites.
The 10th edition of the event will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, and will  have presentations on 28 and 29 September and workshops on 30 September 2016.

Why participate
For 12 years the event has achieved its goal of dissemination of knowledge, networking and exchange of experiences among professionals working in the sector.
The event is the most relevant Seminar in Latin America about remediation, counting with more than 300 people in 2014, a total of 136 organizations present.

For more information please contact Ms. Mariana Moraes or visit the website.

The seminar will be hosted in São Paulo by Ekos Brasil, who is the partner organisation of NICOLE!


Spring 2016 workshop – questionnaire

NICOLE Network Spring Meeting & Workshop
Turning failure into success – What can w learn when remediation does not go as planned
Vienna, Austria, 15-17 June 2016

The call for abstracts for the Spring 2016 workshop and the preparatory questionnaire are distributed within the network.  We have received more then 20 abstracts and the organisation Committee members are working on the program which will be announced soon.

After distributing this questionnaire early February, we have received 46 answers from throughout Europe. If you missed the questionnaire, we would very much appreciate it if you could fill it out through this link. We would like to encourage you to distribute it also within your networks. We also welcome presentations and information for the questionnaire from outside of the NICOLE network!

There is continuous effort needed to manage land contamination in an effective way, and hence to find ways to optimize the current ways of working. Often, workshops and conferences try to find the solutions in presenting success cases as templates to replicate. Yet, there are a number of remediation projects not meeting the various stakeholders expectations and thus requiring new thinking to achieve the outcome expected. Owing to the level of trust NICOLE’s members have built over time among themselves, it seems possible to have open discussions around projects having encountered obstacles on their way to completion and to learn from these. Therefore the decision was taken to hold a workshop on the non-successes, and even on the failures or on “what goes wrong” and what we can learn from this for the next project or the future.


ITVA- Altlasten Kolloquium

10 – 11 March 2016, Dresden, Germany

Registration for this event has closed.

Further information 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.

ICSW 2016

3 – 6April 2016, Philadelphia, PA, USA

ICSW  brings together researchers, consultants, government officials, community leaders, educators, managers and others to learn about solid waste advances around the world.

What you will gain by attending ICSW:
– 150 presentations from 35 countries
– Site visits to innovative solid waste facilities
– Continuing education with up to 12 PDHs awarded
– Social/networking program and exhibits
– Pre-conference tour of Philadelphia 

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.
Contaminated Sites 2016

12 – 13 September 2016, Hotel Bôrik in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

For more information, please take a look at the enclosed invitation.
10th International Seminar on Remediation and Revitalization of Contaminated Sites 2016

28 – 30 September 2016, São Paulo, Brazil

The Seminar brings together national and international experts, members of the public and private sector to discuss technologies, concepts of remediation, management brownfields and revitalization of contaminated sites.
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