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ADVOCATE bulletins and videos available

CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that three more ADVOCATE bulletins are now ready to download, with the others to follow over the next few months. 

CL:AIRE’s ADVOCATE bulletins describe practical aspects of research which have direct application to the characterisation, monitoring or remediation of contaminated soil or groundwater.


Want to host Year in Industry student placements or work experience/internships?

The Environment Department at the University of York is now looking for organisations who are interested in hosting students on Year in Industry placements from July 2016. 

Students entering into a Year in Industry placement will have just completed their second year of study and must have achieved an overall average of at least 55% to remain on the Year in Industry programme.  Host organisations could of course add additional stipulations in their placement job description.

They are also looking for organisations to host shorter work experience placements (4-12 weeks) for students of the Environment department to run over the summer vacation.  At present we are looking for placements for 2015 that would need to run between 22 June - 25 September 2015.


Horizon 2020 call for ideas - Pilot/demonstration projects

As part of the work programme 2016-2017 of the societal challenge 5 “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials” (SC5) of the Horizon 2020 framework programme, the European Commission intends to open calls for large-scale pilot/demonstration projects. 

The following areas are targeted:

  • Systemic eco-innovation for a circular economy
  • Climate services
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Water

This call for ideas for pilot/demonstration projects is intended to:

  • help identifying which research and innovation areas attract most interest from innovators and innovation users and
  • stimulate developers and providers of innovative solutions to engage in projects of greater ambition in terms of scope, scale and impact.

Deadline to submit your ideas – 28 February 2015. For more information, click here to submit your proposal>>>

Geological Society/CL:AIRE Networking Series Event - May 12th, Birmingham

CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that it is hosting, jointly with the West Midlands Regional Group of the Geological Society, an evening lecture and networking session on Tuesday May 12th at the University of Birmingham.

The lecture is titled LNAPL Transport and Fate in the Subsurface and will draw from the recently published LNAPL Illustrated Handbook. The lecture will be given by the Handbook's editor, Dr Michael Rivett, Senior Lecturer in Contaminant Hydrogeology, University of Birmingham.

Registration for this event is free for Fellows of the Geological Society and CL:AIRE Members.

To register and for more information, please download the Event Flyer here>>>

Groundwater level information now available

In the last month live groundwater level information for England has been made available via the following website:

This groundwater level information is particularly relevant for people living in areas prone to groundwater flooding.

ADVOCATE newsletter published

CL:AIRE is pleased to announce that the winter ADVOCATE newsletter is ready to download from the CL:AIRE website.

Read about the research of Alice Badin and Natalia Fernandez de Vera here>>>

ADVOCATE (ADVancing Sustainable In Situ RemediatiOn for ContAminaTed Land and GroundwatEr) is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network, funded by the European Union. The network was established to coordinate European research on in situ remediation concepts and applications from laboratory scale through to field scale evaluation and technology demonstration.

Latest Land Forum Notes Uploaded

The notes from the recent Land Forum meeting that was held on 27th January 2015 have now been uploaded onto the dedicated website and can be downloaded directly by following the link>>>

Last Few Weeks Remaining to Book on C4SL Training Workshops

The Category 4 Screening Levels (C4SLs) workshop is now only two weeks away on 11th March 2015 in Birmingham, to avoid disappointment book now.

If Birmingham doesn't suit you, please remember there is also London and Manchester on the following dates.

London: 24 March 2015 
Venue: Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ

Manchester: 28 April 2015 
Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

For further details and to download the PDF flyer follow the link>>>

Asbestos in Soil - Further funding secured

CL:AIRE is delighted to announce that Lucion Environmental Ltd has recently provided sponsorship towards the development of the Joint Industry Working Group Asbestos in Soil Made Ground and Construction & Demolition Materials Code of Practice.

We would like to thank them for their kind contribution.

If your business is interested in becoming a sponsor to assist in the development of the code of practice, please contact Nicola Harries and she will discuss the sponsorship opportunities available.

Lancaster China Catalyst Programme

The Lancaster-China Catalyst programme aims to exploit the global links of Lancaster University for the benefit of UK companies.

From 2014-2017, with initial investment from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), Lancashire County Council and participating businesses, the programme will provide UK companies with an opportunity to work with Chinese partners on developing innovative products, services and technologies for the Chinese and/or global markets.

Building on Lancaster University’s long standing expertise and strong relationships with Guangdong, a dedicated project support team in the UK and in China, and with access to key channel partners such as CBBC, UKTI and Innovate UK, the Catalyst programme comprises the following key elements:-

  • A staged programme of support to UK companies to develop partnerships with commercial partners in China
  • UK company access to collaborative partners within China for new product and service development
  • A programme of planned visits for UK companies to China and Chinese-partner visits to the UK
  • Dedicated human resources to companies via an experienced UK and China-based support team
  • A dedicated team of graduates with technology, management and design expertise
  • An opportunity for recent graduates to form part of an international team and study for an MSc in International Innovation
  • Access to UK companies and their Chinese partners, to significant grant investment from Chinese government funders
  • Access to expertise from across Lancaster University and Chinese academic partners to underpin product or service R&D and commercialisation

For more information:

Download the PDF>>>

Visit the Lancaster China Catalyst website >>>

Careers Afternoon Wednesday 11th March 2015

The North West Regional Group of the Geological Society are hosting a careers afternoon to aid graduates and post graduates, as well as those geologists who are between jobs or want to explore new career paths with potential new ventures.

The afternoon will comprise a number of talks by geologists in a varied range of geological fields to discuss what is involved with their specific field. The speakers will also discuss their career path and their experiences to date.

To find out more:

Download the pdf >>>

Click here to register>>>

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