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Remediate Summer School - Belfast 2016

Fellows from the ATBEST and REMEDIATE projects enjoying the sunshine in front of Queen's University Belfast

The first summer school in the REMEDIATE project was held at Queen’s University Belfast, over four days in June 2016.

Summer schools are a central part of the training in the project, bringing the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) together to learn from experts in their fields, expand their transferable skills, and continue to get to know one another.

Based in the Graduate School, the theme of the week was “Site Investigation, Sampling Strategies, and Risk Assessment”. As well as classroom sessions, two visits to Belfast City Council sites undergoing remediation were organised.

We also enjoyed the company of ESRs and staff from ATBEST, another MSCA ETN which held its final summer school at the same time.

We would like to thank all the speakers who gave up their time to come and present at the summer school, and Belfast City Council for their support of the project.

Thanks also to the Graduate School at QUB for allowing us to hold the summer school in their beautiful building.

Read more from an ESR who attended the summer school on the REMEDIATE blog here


The speakers who presented at the summer school were:

Eamon Phoenix (Stranmillis University College)

Siobhan Cox (QUB)

Rory Doherty (QUB)

Mark Cooper (GSNI)

Alex Donald (GSNI)

Brendan McClean (BCC)

Russell Thomas (WSP)

Breda Moore (TE Labs Ltd)

Jim Hodgson (GSI)

Carlos Mendonca (University of Sao Paolo)

Pascal McCloskey (MOF)

Dermot Tierney (QUB)

Dermot Leonard (QUB)

Edward Lewis (DETI)

Mark Cave (BGS)

Mel Lyons (RSK)

Mike Larkin (QUB)

Lucy Thomas (RSK)

Rebecca Boyd (QUB)

Nuala McCabe (QUB)

Olivia White (QUB)