A rede NICOLE dá as boas-vindas ao seu mais recente membro: o Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto.

«As one of the top technology academies in Portugal, ISEP has been pioneering education and research in Engineering since 1852. Its goal is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, by creating and transmitting applied knowledge, and training future engineers that can produce creative solutions for present or upcoming challenges, as agents of global progress. ISEP also houses one of the research groups of the REQUIMTE Network (in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering), that focuses on the study and development of greener and remediation technologies, mainly in soil vapor extraction, bioremediation and nanoremediatio».

NICOLE is a leading forum on contaminated land management in Europe, promoting co-operation between industry, academia and service providers on the development and application of sustainable technologies.

The overall objective of NICOLE is to pro-actively enable European industry to identify, assess and manage industrially contaminated land efficiently, cost-effectively, and within a framework of sustainability. In order to achieve this objective, NICOLE focuses its activities in three main areas:
• provide a European forum for the dissemination and exchange of good practice, practical and scientific knowledge and ideas to manage contaminated land in a sustainable way;
• stimulate coordinated, interdisciplinary projects on collaborative, problem oriented research and knowledge transfer to address identified needs; and
• develop new relationships and strengthen existing relationships with other networks.

NICOLE members are working in contaminated land management and benefit from the NICOLE network activities.