Soil decontamination

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Thematic Event on soil decontamination

Soil is a singular and invaluable resource. NATI00NS is committed to cultivating partnerships that seek mutual benefits across diverse expertise. The intention is to harness the wealth of experience cultivated in various sectors, promoting cross-fertilization among stakeholders. The living lab emerges as a dynamic venue, encouraging an innovative and collaborative approach to projects centered around the cultivation of healthy soils.


Event Agenda

  State of the art
10:00-10:05 Welcome and introduction to the event and Nati00ns project
Grzegorz Siebielec (Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute, Pulawy)

Phytoremediation of metal contaminated soil - success stories and research gaps
Markus Puschenreiter (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna – BOKU)

10:20-10:35 Bioavailability of organic pollutants and sustainable soil remediation
Jose Julio Ortega Calvo (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Sevilla)


  Implementation of soil remediation
10:45-11:00 The Soil Mission ISLANDR project
Marianne Valkama (Geological Survey of Finland, Espoo)
11:00-11:15 Contaminated sites management in Saxony
Ingo Müller (Saxon State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology)

Best practice examples - Chorzów remediation site
Tomasz Stuczyński (Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute)

11:30-11:45 Living labs for soil remediation
Mar Ylla (ENoLL)
Sabina de Lange (Blauwe Hotspot Dordrecht LL)

Q&A and Conclusions


The last thematic event in a series of six

The thematic event Soil decontamination, organised by Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG), takes place on 15 February 2024 at 10:00 CET. It explicitly addresses an objective of the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe: reduce soil pollution and enhance restoration.

These compelling series of six European-wide events are conducted entirely online, featuring impactful introductions to specific topics by esteemed keynote speakers and real-world practitioners. 

To further facilitate collaboration, NATI00NS will unveil matchmaking opportunities through our dedicated Matchmaking Platform during these events. This initiative aims to connect like-minded individuals, organizations, and experts, fostering partnerships that contribute to the collective mission of nurturing healthy soils across Europe.

Join us on this exciting journey of exploration, knowledge sharing, and collaboration as we embark on a series of events dedicated to advancing the cause of sustainable soil management. Together, let’s build a foundation for a healthier and more resilient future!



Explore the previous events:

25 Janurary 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET 
Soil health from a forest land-use perspective
Organiser: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

24 January 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Smart Soils: Smart Specialisation meets EU Soil Mission

18 January 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Industry engagement for sustainable soil health: Joining living labs
Organiser: BusinessMed

11 January 2024  10:00 – 12:00 CET
Beyond gender barriers in the agrifood system: Innovative women improving food & soil health
Organiser: Eit-Food

14 December 2024 10:00 – 12:00 CET
Breaking ground together: Solutions for urban and post-industrial soil de-sealing
Organiser: Politecnico di Milano

Thematic event
Online, virtual event