Title: Introduction to an Ongoing Technology Development Project on a Complex On-Site Investigation Approach 
Resource Type: document --> case study 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Morvai, B. (2004) Introduction to an Ongoing Technology Development Project on a Complex On-Site Investigation Approach, Umweltbundesamt/Federal Environment Agency – Austria 
Author 1/Producer: Morvai, B. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.image-train.net/products/papers/CM2_norisc.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
 
Short description: The aim of NORISC project is to provide a standard guideline in form of a decision tool software system for more efficient characterisation and risk assessment of contamination profiles in urban areas. The system combines and integrates new and existing site investigation methods focusing on in situ and on site techniques including geophysical screening, (hydro-) geological survey, chemical analysis, toxicological and other short tests in order to gain a faster, cheaper and more reliable site assessment. The approach is based on flexible and dynamic investigation strategy as well, supporting on site positioning and GIS based data processing that includes geo-statistics and modelling. The developed guideline is being verified against quantifiable and quality criteria, so real field tests with detailed evaluation are carried out. The NORISC system will be a valuable tool for city planners, decision-makers, landowners, investors and other stakeholders in contaminated site management, especially in brownfield redevelopment. 
Link to Project(s): IMAGE-TRAIN Innovative Management of Groundwater Resources- Training Programme for EU Accession Countries
 
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 23/08/2009