Technical tools for visualisation of contaminated sites

Improving and developing new technical tools for visualisation of contaminated sites has increased the knowledge and created better tools for prioritisation and information.

Guidance material for efficient handling of data

Databases are used in all participating countries to handle and register contaminated sites. To improve the work it is essential to have an efficient system that is developed and regularly updated. During the project guidelines there was developed how to, in a better and more efficient way, make reviews, assessments and registration of contaminated and potentially contaminated sites.


Guidance material for efficient handling of data (in Swedish)


Guidance material for efficient handling of data (in Latvian)



GIS is a visual tool that is valuable for receiving an overview of contaminated areas. There is although a need to develop better tools regarding investigated and remediated areas. During the project GIS- tools has been created where remediated and investigated areas are presented and visualized. GIS have been used in the pilot areas for describing chemical, physical and technical data. The result will be valuable in decision making regarding polluted site management.

Working process reports

In the following reports you can find out more about how the participating partners have worked and developed their GIS-maps.


Work with GIS within INSURE (in Swedish)


3D modeling in Valmiera pilot site


GIS and contaminated sites at Södra stranden, Motala (in Swedish) 


Mobile applications for contaminated sites

Information about contaminated sites can today be fund at websites of environmental authorities taking part in the project. Habits of the general public have changed and today people are expecting to be able to use smart phones to find information. A part of the project was to create mobile applications presenting information about contaminated sites including GIS-maps in a more user-friendly way.

Mobile application developed by LEGMC

Mobile application developed by CAB


GIS simulation in 3-dimentional maps

CAB has made a 3D simulation of an investigates area contaminated with dioxins in Östergötland.




Models could be a valuable tool for evaluation of risk and calculate dispersion of polluting substances from contaminated sites to ground and surface water. During the project existing models have been used and developed for calculating transport of pollutions to water bodies. Data from pilot areas have been used in the activity and focus has been on relevant substances addressed in the Water Framework Directive.

Working process report for model development