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.

INEF Conferences

4-6 August 2015
Victoria College, University of Toronto, ON, Canada

We invite submission of abstracts for the 2015 conference. The conference will be a combination of plenary presentations and oral and poster technical sessions. 

The theme of the conference is â€˜Emerging Trends and New Technologies’ and the conference will provide an opportunity for people of all experiences to learn from environmental forensic experts practicing and/or studying in this field.

In addition to the conference we plan to 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 and who to contact, please use the INEF 2015 please visit the event listing on the database using the link below.

Link icon International Network of Environmental Forensics Conference 2015
Follow this link to find out more about INEF 2015


We also have an online community, which is based on MyRSC, for anyone who shares our interests. 

Get Involved

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

Environmental Forensics

Environmental Forensics

Copyright: 2008
R E Hester

This exciting book gives an overview of environmental forensics and related topics with contributions from worldwide experts.

Environmental Forensics

Environmental Forensics

Copyright: 2010
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.

Related Links

Link icon 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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Contact and Further Information

Membership Department
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141