The Centre of Competence for Soil,
Groundwater and Site Revitalisation

TASK Initiative

TASK – The Centre of Competence for Soil, Groundwater and Site Revitalisation

The Terra- Aqua- und Site Remediation Centre of Competence Leipzig (TASK) endeavours to increase and improve the visibility, acceptance and marketability of new innovative technologies and concepts in the fields of soil and groundwater, contaminated site revitalisation and remediation. National and international existing knowledge and experience should be spread and used more efficiently.

TASK cares for the specific application of research results with a high innovation potential. This could be technical processes and methods, models, management concepts, guidelines and standards etc. By the development and realisation of product specific support measures, like technology demonstrations, field demonstrations, product consultancy or trade fair presence TASK supports and strengthens the positioning of products on markets in the national and international field.

At this TASK is supported by a continual network of experienced scientists and representatives of consultancies and administration, industry and politics.

In August 2007 the TASK initiative was funded under the direction of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The project corresponds with the proposals laid down in the Federal Government‘s High Tech Strategy with the central goal to improve and accelerate the practical application of knowledge gained by research.

High-Tech Strategy of the BMBF

In situ thermal treatment - ISTT

Guidelines "In situ thermal treatment (ISTT) for source zone remediation of soil and groundwater"

Bilateral Spring Workshop: Sustainable Land Re-Use Tools for Practitioners

April 19, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio


Model driven Soil Probing, Site Assessment and Evaluation


Tailored Improvement of Brownfield Regeneration in Europe