9/10.10.2018, San Sebastián
Monitool partners discuss project´s first results in AZTI, San Sebastián
The 3rd partners meeting gave the participants the opportunity to discuss in depth the wet season sampling campaign results
During this two-day event, 9 -10 October 2018, the participants talked about the first metal results of the wet-season sampling campaign. Associated partners were also present, as main stakeholders and end-users of the project´s results.
The MONITOOL project objective is 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) for Diffusive Gradients in Thin-films (DGT) passive sampling devices (EQS-DGT) in order to improve and facilitate the chemical status assessment of waters under the Water Framework Directive (WFD). To fulfil this goal, and following protocols developed in the framework of the MONITOOL project, two sampling campaigns have been carried out by all partners, consisting in the deployment of DGTs and simultaneous water spot sampling, with subsequent metal analysis.
During this 3rd meeting, under the coordination of CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, UK), the results for the first sampling campaign (230 water samples and 150 deployed DGTs) were presented. Concerning the second sampling campaign (dry conditions) which was finished last September, each partner provided a detailed presentation of how they were developed in each region.
The next project meeting is scheduled for the spring of 2019 in Gran Canaria (Spain) and hosted under the organization of Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias.
MONITOOL project - New tools for monitoring the chemical status in transitional and coastal waters under the WFD - is co-financed by the Interreg Atlantic Area and has a duration of three years, from July 2017 until June 2020.
Published on: 2018-11-05
23-24.10.2018, Vigo (Spain)
Two sessions and a stand to promote good investment practices to the blue economy in skills, employment and innivation
22.10.2018, Vigo (Spain)
"Blue innovation: main engine for sustainable growth in the Atlantic Area"
Atlantic Area projects AYCH, MMIAH and ATLASWH presented as good examples of cultural heritage cooperation projects
8/9.08.2018, Plymouth (UK)
Partners had the opportunity to discuss the coming activities and visit relevant Maritime, Military and Industrial assets in the city of Plymouth
Joint event organised yesterday by the Agência para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão IP and the Interreg Atlantic Area Programme
This project aims to use the renewable resources across the Atlantic Area to power the local transport fleet
AtlanticSocialLab 4th coordination meeting and study visits at Rennes, took place on the 3rd and 4th of July
The partnership had the opportunity to visit examples of good practices of social innovation in Rennes
28/29.06.2018, Leça da Palmeira
The IN 4.0 project consortium met in Leça da Palmeira (Portugal) on June 28th and 29th
The relevant working groups and stakeholders had the opportunity to learn how SAFER aims to improve the innovation performance of the seafood industry
The Atlantic Area Programme Monitoring Committee met last week to discuss the next steps to be taken