RAWFILL training days 20th and 26th of May

Online Event

20 May 2021 - 26 May 2021

The RAWFILL partners are pleased to invite you to the RAWFILL training days that will be held on the 20th and 26th of May 2021. The RAWFILL training days are a good opportunity to learn more about geophysical technics and to discover and learn how to use the tools (ELIF, Cedalion and Orion) developed in the framework of the RAWFILL project. The RAWFILL methodology coupling geophysical measurements and guided samples is a powerful method to characterize the landfill geometry and its content (resources, hazardous waste deposits, etc.). In addition, the RAWFILL tools provide information regarding the future of the landfill site and its economic potential.


Please find below the program of the event:


Day 1 – 20th of May 2021 – Online event

The first day of training will be online and will focus on the geophysics and the tools developed within the RAWFILL project.  The theoretical aspect of the geophysical methods that can be used to characterize landfill will be presented (Electromagnetic induction, Magnetometry, Electrical resistivity tomography, Induced Polarization, Multi-channel analysis of surface waves, Ground penetrating radar, Horizontal to vertical spectral ratio of noise).  You will also learn the basics to interpret the geophysical data. In the afternoon, the final version of the ELIF (Enhanced Landfill Inventory Framework) and of the Decision Support Tools Cedalion and Orion will be shown. You will also have the possibility to test the tools on real cases studies.

09h30 – 09h45    

RAWFILL project – quick overview , SPAQuE (Wallonia, Belgium)

09h30 – 10h10     

General presentation of the characterization of LFs by using geophysics, University of Liège (Wallonia, Belgium) & British Geological Survey (UK)

10h10 – 10h30


10h30 – 10h45

Coffee Break

10h45 – 11h45

Detailed presentations of the geophysical methods applied in RAWFILL, University of Liège (Wallonia, Belgium) & British Geological Survey (UK)

11h45 – 12h00


12h00 – 13h00

Lunch Break

13h00 – 13h45

ELIF (Enhanced Landfill Inventory Framework) – Presentation and application on real case studies, ATRASOL (Wallonia, Belgium)

13h45 – 14h00


14h00 – 15h00

DST (Decision Support Tool) – Cedalion and Orion – Presentation, OVAM (Flanders, Belgium)

15h00 – 15h15

Landfill mining ambassadors – Presentation, BAV (Germany)

15h15 – 15h30

Q&A and Closing discussion



Day 2 – 26th of May 2021 – Site visit of industrial landfill located in Engis (Wallonia) and demonstration of geophysics

(depending on the evolution of the constraints related to the covid 19 situation)

The second training day will be dedicated to the visit of an industrial landfill site located in Engis (Wallonia). Demonstration of geophysical techniques (i.e. Ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity tomography and H/V measurements) will be organized on site.

10h00 – 10h15


10h15 – 10h30      

Site visit

10h30 – 12h30

Demonstration of geophysics, University of Liège (Wallonia, Belgium)



The two training days are free of charge but the registration is mandatory. You have the possibility to either participate to the entire training session (two days) or only one day. Please register here before the 19th of May, 2021. A zoom link will be sent to the participants a few days prior the event. Note that due to the current sanitary crisis, the number of participants for the site visit is limited. Depending on how the covid 19-situation will evolve in the following weeks, the site visit could be potentially cancelled.  The exact location of the landfill site as well as a confirmation of the site visit will be sent to the participants one week prior the event. 


Depending on the background of the participants, the event will be held in English or in French.


We look forward to seeing you there


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