Title: State of the art of (Ecological) Risk Assessment, 15-16-17 June 2005, Stockholm, Sweden 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2005 
Availability: Report of a NICOLE Workshop 
Author 1/Producer: NICOLE 
Other Authors/Producers: Bardos, Paul 
Author / Producer Type: Professional / trade / industry associations, institutes or networks 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.nicole.org  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
Size: (e.g. 20mb) 1.2 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Receptor: Ecological
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Tools and procedures
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Toxicological information
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Short description: The acceptance of risk-based land management of contaminated land (RBLM) was an early priority of NICOLE. The advantages of RBLM are that it is systematic and objective, it provides a consistent basis for dealing with issues such as uncertainties and decision making and it leads to solutions that are appropriate to the risks posed by contamination. NICOLE believes that now is the time to revisit the status of risk assessment with respect to the credibility and transparency of the results and to the degree of harmonisation throughout Europe. This report reviews a workshop convened to discuss these and other issues in the development of risk assessments. A key area that is still under development compared to other areas of risk assessment is the assessment of ecological risks. Owing to the uncertainties associated with the application of ecological risk assessments, this workshop has a special emphasis on the state of the art in this area. The workshop covered the following topics: • identifying gaps in ecotoxicological risk assessment • application of risk assessment • how far can we get with modelling? • implementation – examples from different countries • European dimension. This report provides summaries of the papers given, along with conclusions based on points raised during the meeting, and comments from a number of delegates after the meeting. 
Link to Project(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land In Europe
Link to Organisation(s): NICOLE Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe
Submitted By: Professor Paul Bardos WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 20/04/2008