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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


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