A Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Action Initial Training Network for "Improved decision-making in contaminated land site investigation and risk assessment"

The REMEDIATE ETN ( is a multidisciplinary collaboration between 10 internationally renowned academic and industrial research teams, from five EU member states - the UK, Ireland, Germany, Denmark and Italy, and 13 associate partner organisations.  All participants are committed to providing innovative research and training for more cost effective and sustainable remediation of contaminated land.

A total of 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will take part in integrated research and training programmes to provide them with a highly specific blend of personalised technical and transferable skills.

2 ESRs are based in the School of Planning Architecture and Civil Engineering here at QUB.  Sandra Puig’s research focuses on the use of bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) to investigate and monitor microbial activity in contaminated brownfield sites, whilst Tatiana Cocerva is investigating how contamination sources in urban areas influence the bioaccessibility of PTEs.

The network has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n.643087.  

REMEDIATE is co-ordinated by the QUESTOR Centre at Queen's University Belfast.


Research team

Dr Rory Doherty

Dr Siobhan Cox

Dr Ulrich Ofterdinger

Ms. Sandra Puig Rodes

Ms. T. Cocerva


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