7th International Conference
Novel Methods for Subsurface Characterization and Monitoring:
From Theory to Practice
NovCare 2023
October 4-6, 2023
Valencia, Spain
Thematic Areas

Thematic Areas and Relevant Technologies

The thematic areas are

  • Emerging sensor technologies for environmental characterization
  • Advances in groundwater –surface water interaction and critical zone monitoring
  • Innovative approaches for subsurface data analysis and simulation (e.g. machine learning)
  • Subsurface investigation in challenging settings (e.g. urban areas and complex sites)
  • Airborne and remote sensing technologies    
  • Investigation of heavily stressed aquifers
  • Crowdsourcing and citizen science methodologies in the environmental sciences
  • Emerging contaminants (e.g. microplastics and PFAS)

Relevant technologies are

  • Near-surface and borehole geophysics
  • Direct-push technology
  • Fiber optics technology
  • Remote sensing
  • Machine learning
  • Hydrological, hydrochemical and hydrogeological investigation techniques
  • Crowdsourcing and citizen sensing

Conference Organizers

Valencia Polytechnic University
UFZ- Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
University of Waterloo
University of Texas at Dallas
Kansas Geological Survey



Contact us

NovCare 2023 European Coordinators
Uta Koedel & Christine Liang
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department Monitoring and Exploration Technologies

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