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Model driven Soil Probing, Site Assessment and Evaluation

Objective

Conventional techniques for site characterization are time consuming, cost intensive, and do not support decision making. Therefore, new techniques for step by step site characterization strategy with smart feed back loops are necessary. These will be able to support a future “soil framework directive”. Advanced geophysical site characterization techniques combined with new types of vegetation analysis will be developed. Based on these non-invasive surveys, the extension of sources, contamination levels (THP, BTEX, PAH, CHC, explosives, heavy metals and radio nuclides) and soil heterogeneities will be localized first. Hot spots will then be investigated by new direct push probing systems integrated with geophysical & hydrogeological methods and combined with chemical & isotopic contaminant analysis for source localization and identification (environmental forensics). The actually occurring bioprocesses, such as contaminant degradation or precipitation/mobilization processes, will be assessed using biosensors, in situ microcosms, and stable isotope and biomarker analysis. These new techniques and tools will be evaluated against best practice of conventional methods. Therefore, they will be applied at fully equipped and characterized European reference sites available in the project and will be provided to consultants and SME´s for application. Integrated statistical analysis and modelling at different stages of the step by step approach will result in an improved view of soil and subsurface contamination and will provide a sound basis for risk assessment and decision.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/biosensing

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 524 269
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)

Participants (16)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 281 408
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Domenico Rio (Prof.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 756
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincenzo Cuomo (Prof.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 214 016
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birte Kastrup Rasmussen (Ms.)
AECOM CZ SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 87 000
Address
Trojska 92
171 00 Prague 7
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jirina Machackova (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 408 293
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Taylor (Prof.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 337 567
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Niels A. Kroer (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 226 302
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Patrick Bogaert (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 183 034
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alberto Prestininzi (Prof.)
SAINT PETERSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 106 769
Address
Universitetskaya Nab 7/9
199034 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Konstantin Titov (Prof.)
CREATEC CONSORZIO PER L'AMBIENTE E L'INNOVAZIONE TECNOLOGICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 600
Address
Via Vespucci 4
85100 Potenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Umberto Brindisi (Dr.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (Ms.)
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 305 437
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Daniela Hasenpusch (Ms.)
STICHTING DELTARES
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 48 384
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Paul Vieyra (Mr.)
MPBF Mess- und Probenahmetechnik Berndsen und Faiß GbR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 51 000
Address
Schweizerlandstrasse 38
72401 Haigerloch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Klaus Faiß (Mr.)
INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 117 774
Address
Rue Jussieu 1
75238 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bernadette Courgey (Ms.)
UMWELTBUNDESAMT GESELLSCHAFT MIT BESCHRANKTER HAFTUNG (UBA GMBH)
Austria
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Spittelauer Lande 5
1090 Wien
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Regina Berger (Ms.)