The REMEDIATE European Training Network (ETN) is made up of 10 beneficiaries from five EU member states – the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and Italy – and 15 associate partner organisations.
The network is a multidisciplinary collaboration between internationally renowned research teams from academia and industry, each with complementary expertise in a wide range of site investigation and risk assessment technologies. The network will enhance the existing collaborations between participating beneficiaries and partner organisations resulting in a cohesive and dynamic network.
Participants are committed to providing innovative research and training for more cost effective and sustainable remediation of contaminated land.
A total of 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be recruited and take part in a research and training programme to provide them with a personalised blend of skills. The researchers will receive joint supervision from both academic and industry mentors, which will enhance their career prospects.
Each research project is designed to benefit the contaminated land sector through development of techniques and tools across a range of disciplines relating to site investigation and risk assessment, to provide better informed solutions for remediation.
The outputs will be a new generation of highly mobile, creative and innovative entrepreneurs with the skill sets necessary to address the technical, economic and social challenges facing the contaminated land sector in Europe, both now and in the future.
The network has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n.643087.
REMEDIATE is co-ordinated by the QUESTOR Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.