Relevant EU projects:

EURODEMO - European Co-ordination Action for Demonstration of Efficient Soil and Groundwater Remediation

iSOIL - Interactions between soil related sciences - Linking geophysics, soil science and digital soil mapping

DIGISOIL - an integrated system of data collection technologies for mapping soil

SoilCAM - Soil Contamination: Advanced integrated characterisation and time-lapse Monitoring.

RAISEBIO - Risk Assessment and Environmental Safety Affected by Compound Bioavailability in Multiphase Environments

Relevant European networks and organisations:

SOIL Technology Research - Cluster of Research Projects funded by the EC

NICOLE - Network for Industrially Contaminated Land in Europe

PERF - Petroleum Environmental Research Forum

The European Soil Portal: The Joint Research Centre- European commision

EUGRIS - portal for soil and water management in Europe

Definitions and databases for biodegradation:

University of Minnesota - Biocatalysis/ Biodegradation Database

Environmental Inquiry - Authentic Scientific Research for High School Students

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Toxic Substances Hydrology (Toxics) Program


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