News

09.05.2018, Dublin

MONITOOL celebrates its second partners meeting under the frame of the 10th International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium

.

The second partners meeting of MONITOOL took place in Dublin the 9th of May, where results of the recent sampling campaigns (carried out between January and March of present year) have been discussed. This meeting took place coinciding with the 10th International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium, also held at Dublin City University between 9th and 11th May 2018.

MONITOOL, an Interreg Atlantic Area project funded with 1,5M€, aims to provide a robust database of dissolved and labile metal concentrations in transitional and coastal waters for adapting the existing water Environmental Quality Standards (EQS; 0.45 μm filtered) for passive sampling devices (EQS-DGT) in order to improve and facilitate the chemical status assessment of waters under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).

For this purpose, recently the project has concluded their wet sampling campaign, carried out between January and March of current year. Co-deployments of DGTs and water spot sampling with subsequent DGT and water metal analysis were addressed along the whole European Atlantic Area (from the Canary Islands to the Scottish Highlands and Islands). Stablished protocols for sample collection, treatment and analysis were used in order to guarantee the comparability and reproducibility of the obtained data.

During the meeting, partners presented the progress achieved in the different project´s work packages, as well as the details of the first sampling campaign. With the consensus of all partners, next sampling campaign (dry conditions) has been planned for September 2018. It has already been set the next general meeting which will take place on October 2018 in San Sebastian, to be attended also by the nine associated partners.

At the same time, within the 10th International Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW), a MONITOOL satellite workshop was organised by partners. In this event, MONITOOL as well as previous case studies and practical considerations for DGT were presented, exploring the potential role of DGTs in a regulatory and legislative context. In the final panel discussion, workshop-participants had the opportunity to debate several aspects of metal contamination evaluation using DGTs with partners from across the MONITOOL consortium. Finally, during the following IPSW sessions, works developed within MONITOOL were presented through a poster and an oral presentation.

IPSW (https://ipsw.eu)  is an internationally recognized platform of experts using the latest techniques for identifying undesirable substances using passive sampling methods in addition to an opportunity for experts to exchange ideas and experiences in this field.

Published on: 2018-05-18


Atlantic Social Lab presents a multi-level analysis on social needs in the Atlantic Area

20-02-2019

This study allowed to understand the most urgent social needs and possible pilot actions for social innovation in the Atlantic Area

AYCH tools meeting to be held in Liverpool

23.01.2019, Liverpool

The event will be carried out following innovative and dynamic methodologies to improve the tools available to promote training and youth entrepreneurship

Interreg Atlantic Area is looking for a volunteer under the Interreg Volunteer Youth initiative

11.01.2019, Porto

Do you want to have a great volunteer experience at the Joint Secretariat in Porto? Learn here how to apply!

AYCH consortium organises Local Creative Jam at Santo Tirso Factory

10-11.01.2019, Santo Tirso (PT)

Young participants will have the opportunity to form new project ideas to interact with Santo Tirso municipaly

Geoatlantic project finalist at EnerTIC Awards

02.01.2018, Madrid

Recognition of the importance of new models of political management for the sustainability of the European space

The Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat wish you a very happy year of 2019

20.12.2018, Porto

The Joint Secretariat facilities will be closed from 24 December to 01 January 2019 included.

Consortex partners hosted by Bretagne Pôle Naval for the 3rd Steering Committee meeting

03-05.12.2018, Lorient

The partnership is committed to bringing together the Atlantic Area Shipbuilding SMEs, promoting the collaboration between them.

Lisbon hosts the European Maritime Day in 2019

16-17.05.2019, Lisboa

Interreg Atlantic Area will participate on this annual event on maritime affairs and blue growth

Interreg Atlantic Area participates on the 8th edition of the Business2Sea/Forum do Mar'18

14-16.11.2018, Porto

This forum under the topic "Sea Challenges 2030" brings together relevant actors acting on different domains of the economy of the Sea

More than 200 young people attended AYCH Open Day at Fábrica de Santo Tirso

28.10.2018, Santo Tirso

Creativity and entrepreneurism were the keywords in this event, organized by the Municipality of Santo Tirso and framed within the Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs