ADVOCATE is developing innovative in situ remediation (ISR) concepts for the sustainable management of contaminated land and groundwater, as required by the Water Framework Directive.
Its research links lab-scale studies of processes with field-scale evaluation and demonstration of novel technology applications, using state-of-the-art methods. It will develop new scientific understanding, performance assessment tools and decision-making frameworks which advance the use of sustainable ISR for contaminated land and groundwater.
The aim is for more sustainable treatment, to optimise resource investment in environmental restoration.
The network creates a comprehensive training environment for early career scientists and engineers in this field. As well as formal graduate-level instruction and directed research, there is an innovative package of training initiatives. These include workshops, summer schools, web-based sharing of research and key outputs across the network, complementary training at partner institutions, practical work secondments with industry partners, and participation at national and international conferences.