ModelPROBE News & Events

September 29 and 30, 2011 in Ferrara, Italy (Remtech 2011)

2. ModelPROBE training course

Innovative Approaches for the Characterization of Contaminated Sites


June 08 and 09, 2011 in Leipzig

3. TASK Symposium

The Future of Contaminated Sites -
Strategies & Technologies Made in Germany

June 06 and 07, 2011 in Leipzig

1. ModelPROBE training course

Innovative Approaches for the Characterization of Contaminated Sites

Program and further information


April 03 - 08, 2011 in Vienna

EGU - European Geosciences Union Assembly in Vienna

Join the EGU Assembly on 02 - 07 May 2010 and 03 - 08 April 2011 in Vienna, Austria.

September 22-24, 2010 in Salzburg

ConSoil 2010 - International Conference on Soil-Water Systems

Visit the ConSoil 2010 on 22-24 September 2010 in Salzburg, Austria and learn more about the current modelPROBE work and the first results.


  • Model driven Soil Probing, Site Assessment and Evaluation– First results of the EU Project ModelPROBE - Matthias Kästner(1) and Giorgio Cassiani(2) - (1) UFZ - Helmholz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany, (2) University of Padua, Department of Geoscience, Italy
  • Assessment of in situ microbial activity in a BTEX contaminated aquifer during exposure to different electron acceptors - Christian Schurig, Petra Bombach, Anja Miltner and Matthias Kästner (UFZ – Helmholz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany)
  • In situ molecular tracking of dehalogenating bacteria in groundwater and soil contaminated by chlorinated solvents; first results of the EU project ModelPROBE - Rossetti S. (1), Matturro B. (1), Aulenta F. (2), Petrangeli Papini M. (2), Majone M. (2), Tandoi V. (1). (1) Water Research Institute, CNR, IT, (2) Department of Chemistry, Sapienza University of Rome, IT
  • Laboratory studies of the natural electrical potential of contaminants in unconsolidated Soils - Konstantin Titov (1), Enzo Rizzo (2), Alexis Maineult (3), (1) St. Petersburg State University, (2) Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italian National Council of Research, Italy. (3) Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
  • Trees as indicators of subsurface pollution: experimental approach and statistical analyses at a actual Chlorinated Ethenes Contamination Site - Arno Rein (1) *,Ulrich Gosewinkel Karlson (2), Carl Einar Amundsen (3), Stefan Trapp (1) - (1) Technical University of Denmark, (2) University of Aarhus, Denmark, (3) Bioforsk-Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Norway and Wahyudi, Agung and Bogaert, Patrick (Université catholique de Louvain)
  • Laboratory experiments on DNAPL distribution in saturated porous media and on source reduction processes - Luciano, Antonella; Petrangeli Papini, Marco; Viotti, Paolo (Sapienza University of Rome, IT)
  • A contaminant trap as a tool to isolate and quantify the non-accessible fraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil - Philipp Mayer(1), Jannik L. Olsen(1), Varvara Gouliarmou(1), Eva Edelmann(2), Romana Kendler(2), Andreas P. Loibner(2) - (1)National Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark, (2)Department for Agrobiotechnology, IFA Tulln, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences


Project handbook now published

"Model-driven soil probing, site assessment and evaluation - Guidance on Technologies"

 Available upon request at:




Matthias Kästner

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany