Welcome to NICOLE.
A 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 proactively enable European industry to identify, assess, and manage industrially contaminated land efficiently, cost-effectively, and within a framework of sustainability. 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 sustainably;
- 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, Mrs Nan Su.
Service Provider Group
News, Events & Awards
The Spring Workshop 2024, jointly organized by NICOLE and COMMON FORUM, brings together industry experts, researchers, regulators and environmental practitioners for an in-depth exploration of essential soil management topics. Set […]View more →
In 2019, the European Union established maximum allowable concentrations of cadmium in chocolate and cocoa powder. This regulation has an immediate impact on the cadmium content of cocoa beans in […]View more →
The upcoming NICOLE Fall Workshop 2023 will be organized together with Nätverket Renare Mark in Malmö, Sweden. This highly anticipated event will be held on the 24th and 25th of […]View more →
During the NICOLE Spring Workshop 2023 in Paris, the NICOLE Innovation Award ceremony was held.Once again this year, two NICOLE Innovation Awards were made available, following the successful introduction of […]View more →
NICOLE Best Research Paper Award Application window from 01 January to 21 April each year Selection and announcement Selection by 30 April and announcement at the NICOLE Spring Workshop Expectation […]View more →
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 →
A virtual Meeting in the Gather.Town app on the 20th of October 2022 Inviting: Industrial members, academic research partners, and service providers including start-upcompanies to participate in a Project Matching […]View more →
On the 24th and 25th of November, NICOLE and Common Forum will organize a joint workshop in Athens. The joint workshop is supported by the Hellenic Ministry of Environment and […]View more →
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 →
During the NICOLE Workshop November 2019 in Lyon, France, the 3 nominees for the NICOLE Innovation Award 2019 were announced. The winner of 2019 NICOLE Innovation Award is Andy Goddard, Ramboll, with […]View more →
Documents & Publications
NICOLE Feedback on proposed EU Soil Monitoring Directive
Year: 2023Download this file
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
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.