NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land In Europe

Country: EU Projects
Start Date:           Duration: 36+ months         Project Type: Network
Contract Number: 
Organisation Type:  Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks
Topics: 
Brownfields
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->BTEX
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Chlorinated aliphatics
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Heavy metals
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->MTBE
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Nitroaromatics
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Others
Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->PAH
Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Cost benefit analysis overview
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Financial risk assessment
Contaminated land-->Cost benefit analysis-->Tools
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Data storage
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Geographical information systems
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Information management systems overview
Contaminated land-->Information management systems-->Predictive modelling
Contaminated land-->Mega-sites
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Excavation
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->MNA
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Passive and hydraulicContainment
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Permeable reactive barriers
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Recycling/reuse
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Exposure pathways
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Models
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Buildings
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Human health
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Water
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk benefit analysis
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Sources
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Monitoring and aftercare
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Strategies
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Verification
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Conceptual site model
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Information sources
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Initial studies
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Reporting
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling strategy
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site description
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Contaminant hydrology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Ecotoxicology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Geochemistry
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Hydrogeology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Microbiology
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Modelling
Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Assessment tools
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Economic
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Environmental
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Social
Contaminated land-->Wider impacts / sustainability-->Sustainable / green remediation
Diffuse pollution-->Diffuse pollution overview
Groundwater protection-->Groundwater protection overview
Groundwater protection-->Monitoring-->Monitoring overview
Groundwater protection-->Planning-->Planning overview
Water and sanitation-->Industrial water
Project objectives:
NICOLE (Network for Contaminated Land in Europe) was set up in 1995 as a result of the CEFIC “SUSTECH” programme which promotes co-operation between industry 
and academia on the development of sustainable technologies. NICOLE is the principal forum that European business uses to develop and influence the state
of the art in contaminated land management in Europe. NICOLE was created to bring together problem holders and researchers throughout Europe who are interested
in all aspects of contaminated land. It is open to public and private sector organisations. NICOLE was initiated as a Concerted Action within the European Commission’s
Environment and Climate RTD Programme in 1996. It has been self-funding since February 1999.
Project Summary:
NICOLE currently has 156 members.  Membership fees are used to support and further the aims of the network, including: technical exchanges, network conferences, 
special interest meetings, brokerage of research and research contacts and information dissemination via a web site, newsletter and journal publications.
NICOLE includes an Industry Subgroup (ISG) – with 29 members; a Service Providers Subgroup (SPG) with 36 members; 77 individual members from the academic sector/research
community; and 14 members from other organisations, including research planners, non profit making organisations, other networks, funding organisations.
Some members are involved in both the ISG and the SPG. For further general information, further meeting reports, network information and links to contaminated
land related web sites, please visit NICOLE's web site: http://www.nicole.org. Membership fees are currently 3,500 EURO per year for companies (1,750 EURO for smes), and 150 EURO per year for academic institutions.
Achieved Objectives:
NICOLE’s overall objectives are to: 
1) Provide a European forum for the dissemination and exchange of knowledge and ideas about contaminated land arising from industrial and commercial activities;

2) Identify research needs and promote collaborative research that will enable European industry to identify, assess and manage contaminated sites more
efficiently and cost-effectively; and
3) Collaborate with other international networks inside and outside Europe and encompass the views of a wide a range of interest groups and stakeholders
(for example, land developers, local/regional authorities and the insurance/financial investment community).
Product Descriptions:
Brownfields Contaminated land, Contaminated land overview Contaminated land, Contaminants, Contaminants overview Contaminated land, Contaminants, 
BTEX Contaminated land, Contaminants, Chlorinated aliphatics Contaminated land, Contaminants, Heavy metals Contaminated land, Contaminants, MTBE Contaminated
land, Contaminants, Nitroaromatics Contaminated land, Contaminants, Others Contaminated land, Contaminants, PAH Contaminated land, Cost benefit analysis,
Cost benefit analysis overview Contaminated land, Cost benefit analysis, Financial risk assessment Contaminated land, Cost benefit analysis, Tools Contaminated
land, Information management systems, Information management systems overview Contaminated land, Information management systems, Data storage Contaminated
land, Information management systems, Geographical information systems Contaminated land, Information management systems, Predictive modelling Contaminated
land, Mega-sites Contaminated land, Remediation options, Remediation options overview Contaminated land, Remediation options, Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land, Remediation options, Excavation Contaminated land, Remediation options, In situ treatment technologies Contaminated land, Remediation
options, MNA Contaminated land, Remediation options, Passive and hydraulicContainment Contaminated land, Remediation options, Permeable reactive barriers
Contaminated land, Remediation options, Recycling/reuse Contaminated land, Risk assessment, Risk assessment overview Contaminated land, Risk assessment,
Exposure pathways Contaminated land, Risk assessment, Models Contaminated land, Risk assessment, Receptor: Buildings Contaminated land, Risk assessment,
Receptor: Ecological Contaminated land, Risk assessment, Receptor: Human health Contaminated land, Risk assessment, Receptor: Water Contaminated land,
Risk assessment, Risk benefit analysis Contaminated land, Risk assessment, Sources Contaminated land, Risk assessment, Tools and procedures Contaminated
land, Risk assessment, Toxicological information Contaminated land, Risk management, Risk management overview Contaminated land, Risk management, Monitoring
and aftercare Contaminated land, Risk management, Selection of remediation options Contaminated land, Risk management, Strategies Contaminated land,
Risk management, Verification Contaminated land, Site investigation, Site investigation overview Contaminated land, Site investigation, Conceptual
site model Contaminated land, Site investigation, Information sources Contaminated land, Site investigation, Initial studies Contaminated land, Site
investigation, Methods Contaminated land, Site investigation, Reporting Contaminated land, Site investigation, Sampling and analysis Contaminated
land, Site investigation, Sampling strategy Contaminated land, Site investigation, Site description Contaminated land, Soil and groundwater processes,
Soil and groundwater processes overview Contaminated land, Soil and groundwater processes, Contaminant hydrology Contaminated land, Soil and groundwater
processes, Ecotoxicology Contaminated land, Soil and groundwater processes, Geochemistry Contaminated land, Soil and groundwater processes, Hydrogeology
Contaminated land, Soil and groundwater processes, Microbiology Contaminated land, Soil and groundwater processes, Modelling Contaminated land, Wider
impacts / sustainability, Assessment tools Contaminated land, Wider impacts / sustainability, Economic Contaminated land, Wider impacts / sustainability,
Environmental Contaminated land, Wider impacts / sustainability, Social Contaminated land, Wider impacts / sustainability, Wider impacts / sustainability
overview Diffuse pollution, Diffuse pollution overview Groundwater protection, Groundwater protection overview Groundwater protection, Monitoring,
Hardware Groundwater protection, Monitoring, Monitoring overview Groundwater protection, Monitoring, Sampling techniques Groundwater protection,
Planning, Land use measures Sediments Soil , Soil Overview Water and sanitation , Industrial water
Additional Information:

            
Project Resources:

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Environmental Decision Support Systems 9-10 October 2008 Madrid, Spain.

NICOLE: Atenuación Natural

Using baselines in liability management – what do upcoming Directives require from us?

Unlocking the Barriers to the Recovery of Soil and the Rehabilitation of Contaminated Land

Report of the NICOLE / SAGTA Workshop: Sustainable Remediation 3rd March 2008, London, UK

NICOLE Position on Proposed Soil Protection Directive

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: From Site Closure to Disengagement 18-20 November 2009, Douai, France.

COMMON FORUM and NICOLE Common Position Paper on Innovative technologies

NICOLE News October 2006

NICOLE Meeting Report on The Impact of EU Directives on the Management of Contaminated Land.

State of the art of (Ecological) Risk Assessment, 15-16-17 June 2005, Stockholm, Sweden

NICOLE web site (Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe)

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Management of Contaminated Land Towards a Sustainable Future: Opportunities, Challenges and Barriers for the Sustainable Management of Contaminated Land in Europe

NICOLE/NOBIS conference on in situ bioremediation

Source Management - Findings of the May 2000 NICOLE Workshop

Report of the NICOLE workshop: Brownfields: How to change a potential threat into an asset.

Report of the NICOLE Workshop 14-15 November 2001: Information and communication technologies for sustainable land management / monitored natural attenuation

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Cost-effective Site Characterisation - Dealing with uncertainties, innovation, legislation constraints

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Financial Aspects of Site Restoration with an Emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Sharing experiences in the management of megasites: towards a sustainable approach in land management of industrially contaminated areas

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: NICOLE Projects Reporting Day

NICOLE Discussion Paper on the Need for Sustainable Land Management. Role of a Risk assessment Based Approach

NICOLE Discussion Paper on the Need for Sustainable Land Management. Role of a Risk assessment Based Approach IN ITALIAN

NICOLE Discussion Paper on the Need for Sustainable Land Management. Role of a Risk assessment Based Approach - in SPANISH

NICOLE Discussion Paper on the Need for Sustainable Land Management. Role of a Risk assessment Based Approach (IN FRENCH)

NICOLE Discussion Paper on the Need for Sustainable Land Management. Role of a Risk assessment Based Approach (IN DUTCH)

NICOLE Discussion Paper on the Need for Sustainable Land Management. Role of a Risk assessment Based Approach (IN HUNGARIAN)

Proceedings of the NICOLE Meeting: Industrial Land Contaminated by Heavy Metals Bilbao 20-21 May 1999

NICOLE Working Group 2 Workshop: Contaminant Behaviour and Risk Assessment , Nancy, France, 6-8th of November 1996

NICOLE Working Group Report: WG 1, Workshop on Site Assessment and Characterisation

Cost-effective clean-up technology; quality assurance and acacceptance.

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Sustainable Remediation – A Solution to an Unsustainable Past? 3-5 June 2009, Leuven, Belgium

NICOLE Communication on Contaminated Land Booklet

NICOLE Working Group 3, Workshop: Control Methods (Remediation and Containment, 17-18 April 1997

Overview Of The Inaugural NICOLE Meeting, Hanover, May 22nd, 1996

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Sediments and sludges: an issue for industry? 13-14 May 2004, Frankfurt, Germany.

NICOLE Seminar Report Basics and Principles of Environmental Law

Full Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Data Acquisition for a Good Conceptual Site Model, 10 – 12 May 2006, Carcassonne, France

Report of the NICOLE 1996-2006 Ten Year Network Anniversary Workshop: Making Management of Contaminated Land an Obsolete Business - Challenges for the Future.

Final report of the NICOLE Project on: Sustainability of natural attenuation of aromatics (BTEX)

Report of the NICOLE Workshop: Redevelopment of sites – the industrial perspective

COMMON FORUM and NICOLE Common Position on Risk-Informed and Sustainable Remediation
Weblink:
http://www.nicole/org
Funding Programme(s): 
EC Framework Programme 5
Link to Organisations:

Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Prof Paul Bardos  Who does what?  03/07/2003 17:48:00
Updated by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  20/04/2008 16:37:00