Welcome to NICOLE
The leading forum on industrial sustainable land management
NICOLE is a leading forum on industrially co-ordinated sustainable land management in Europe, promoting co-operation between industry, academia and service providers on the development and application of sustainable technologies.
The overall objective of NICOLE is to pro-actively enable European industry to identify, assess and manage industrially contaminated land efficiently, cost-effectively, and within a framework of sustainability. In order to achieve this objective, NICOLE focuses its activities in three main areas:
- provide a European forum for the dissemination and exchange of good practice, practical and scientific knowledge and ideas to manage contaminated land in a sustainable way;
- stimulate coordinated, interdisciplinary projects on collaborative, problem oriented research and knowledge transfer to address identified needs;
- develop new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with other networks.
NICOLE members are working in contaminated land management and benefit from the NICOLE network activities.
More information can be obtained at the Network Secretariat Nan Su.
The ISG key aim is to develop and promote management of industrially contaminated land based on risk and sustainability and on a commonly accepted cost-effective approach. To achieve this, the ISG uses several ways of expertise sharing to give direction to policy and technology development in Europe and the Member States. A main emphasis lies on the development of practical methods and tools.
Service Provider Sub-Group
News, Events & Awards
We invite you to submit abstracts for the NICOLE Innovation Awards 2023, which will be awarded during the NICOLE Workshop in Paris, 11 -12 May 2023. The submission deadline for […]View more about the event →
Site characterization for sustainable land management State of the art and innovations The NICOLE Spring Workshop 2023 will take place on the 11th & 12th of May in Paris, France. Land is a vitally […]View more about the event →
Inviting: Industrial members, academic research partners, and service providers including start-upcompanies to participate in a Project Matching Session on innovative solutions to SustainableContaminated Land Management.A virtual Meeting in the Gather.Town […]View more about the event →
On the 24th and 25th of November NICOLE and Common Forum will organize the Joint Fall Workshop in Athens. The joint workshop is supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Environment […]View more about the event →
Program is released. Download the Call for abstracts. Deadline for submission was 28 February 2022. Following on from our fall workshop in October 2021, we have identified climate resilience to be a […]View more about the event →
During the NICOLE Workshop November 2013 in Namur Belgium the 3 nominees for the NICOLE Technology Award 2013 were announced. The winner of 2013 NICOLE Technology Award is Tobias Praamstra, consultant in In […]View more about the event →
Technology Award 2015: Innovative Investigation or Remediation Technology or Practice, leading to a more time-and/or cost efficient remediation
After the nominated top three candidates presented their submitted abstracts to the Manchesterworkshop, the participants voted to determine the final result. In a very close race, it turned out that […]View more about the event →
Documents & Publications
Year: 2022Download this file
Investing in The Natural, Social and Economic Capital of Industrial Land
Year: 2020Download this file
Year: 2017Download this file
Environmental fate and effects of PFAS
Year: 2016Download this file
NICOLE Community Manager
NICOLE Secretariat for ISG
NICOLE Secretariat for SPG and ASG
Chayenne van Dijk
Get to know our members!
NICOLE’s members come from industrial companies, service providers/technology developers, universities and independent research organisations and governmental organisations, all working in contaminated land management.
Paul van Riet (left) & NICOLE chair Johan de Fraye (middle).