International Network of Environmental Forensics
The International Network of Environmental Forensics (INEF) is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.
The Group aims to provide a forum for scientists, environmental consultants, regulators and attorneys to share information regarding the use of environmental forensics.
Environmental forensics is the use of scientific techniques to identify the source, age and timing of a contaminant into the environment.
INEF is involved with the design and delivery of a number of outreach programs, including conferences and workshops, to interested parties throughout the world. Information shared through these outreach programs provide investigators employing environmental forensic techniques with the most current scientific information available to identify the source, age and timing of contaminant release to the environment.
Following the success of the INEF Calgary conference in 2009 and the Cambridge conference in 2011, we are seeking papers for the 2013 Penn State University conference which will be held June 10-12.
The combination of plenary presentations, and oral and poster technical sessions will provide an opportunity for people of all experiences to learn from environmental forensic experts practicing and/or studying in this field. Presentations from speakers with “real world experience” are encouraged along with example case studies.
In addition, we will host a full-day training course in Environmental Forensics targeted to scientists that wish to learn more about this area. This course will be taught by internationally recognized leaders in the field.
For further details relating to conference please refer to Forthcoming Events.
We also have an online community, which is based on MyRSC, for anyone who shares our interests.
We are always looking for new members who are keen to get involved and to help organise our activities. If you would like to find out more please contact the Secretary.
Join this Interest Group
If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:
- your name
- your membership number
- state the name of the group you wish to join
Free membership of 3 Interest Groups is now included in the cost of RSC membership.
Also of interest
R E Hester
This exciting book gives an overview of environmental forensics and related topics with contributions from worldwide experts.
Robert D Morrison
This professionally edited and well organized book is the first in a series which will archive key presentations from the annual conferences sponsored by the Society of Environmental Forensics.
Second Call for Abstracts: INEF Penn State Conference 2013
10 - 12 June 2013, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
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INEF on MyRSC
You will be required to register for MyRSC, then you can sign up to become a member of the MyRSC group
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