Translations of EC’s proposal for a Soil Monitoring Law & public feedback
Since 21 September 2023 translations into all EU official languages of the ECs proposal for a EU Soil Monitoring
and Resilience Directive (Soil Monitoring Law) are now available.
Proposal for a Soil Monitoring Law
A public consultation is ongoing and open for feedback until 3 November 2023:
Have your say for Soil health - protecting sustainably
managing and restoring EU soils.
The Information-based Strategies for Land Remediation (ISLANDR) Horizon Europe research
activities are designed to provide tools and methods to support: (1) the delineation of polluted soils across
Europe, (2) an evidence-based assessment of the risks posed by polluted soils, (3) the promotion of sustainable
and risk-based land management practices, (4) the inclusion of a wider valuation approach in financial and
investment cases, (5) a closer integration of land contamination and spatial planning decision-making and overall
to (6) deliver key policy-relevant findings related to the Soil Strategy, the proposed Soil Health Law, and other
areas of policy where soils are crucial.
In order to road-test the project’s findings, seven ISLANDR test areas (ITAs) across Europe have
been identified. The ITAs have been selected to cover different land use types, such as urban, peri-urban, rural,
agro-forestry, mining, wetlands and coastal areas. The ITAs are characterized by both point and diffuse sources of
pollution, as well as by different soil pollution types, such as organic, inorganic, as well as contaminants of
Decision Support Tool NWE-SMARTX
The decision support tool called NWE-SMARTX. It is an open source application based on artificial intelligence
that suggests innovative valorization paths for the materials present on former metallurgical sites and deposits.
The valorised materials can be: minerals, metals and eco-catalysts.
Objective: give technical recommendations for valorisation based on the site and material
Content: 5 distinct predictive modules: Geophysics, Metals, Minerals, Excavation and
Downlaod the tool after registration under NWE-SMARTX | SPAQUE
Presentation and guidelines on how to use the tool under NWE Regeneratis | SPAQUE
Optimizing Remediation Technologies
To ensure that progress is made toward achieving cleanup standards through active remediation, technology-specific
guidance for optimizing 15 selected remedial technologies is presented in a user guide developed by the Naval
Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC). For each technology, a description, an example performance plot,
and a summary of common operational problems and corresponding optimization recommendations are presented.
Optimizing Remediation Technologies User Guide
Geostats2024 – 12th International Geostatistics Congress
The Geostats2024 – 12th International Geostatistics
Congress will take place from 2-6 September 2024 in Ponta Delgada – Azores, Portugal. The
registration is now open with an early-bird registration fee under
Abstract submission opens on 2 October 2023.
New documents on EUGRIS, the platform for European contaminated soil and water information: