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DCU Masters student, Martin Nolan, submits his MSc Thesis based on MONITOOL acquired knowledge
Evaluation of the impact of biofouling on deployments of DGT
COVID-19 impact on MONITOOL project implementation
MONITOOL Partners take part in the annual ICES expert’s meetings
Technical conference on passive samplers and MONITOOL project takes place in the Basque Country
Interview with Isabelle Amouroux, leader of MONITOOL Work Package 6 (EQS Adaptation and Chemical Status Assessment)
MONITOOL partners share and assess the results in Nantes and proceed with the last steps of the project
Interview with Maria J. Belzunce Ph.D., leader of MONITOOL Work Package 4 (Database Management and correlation studies)
IPMA complete metal analysis in seawater samples
UNICA (University of Cagliari) organized a conference the 20 June 2019 in Cagliari
MONITOOL Data Quality Assurance: a holistic view
DGT Conference 2019 will be the fifth international scientific event with MONITOOL presence in 2019
MONITOOL partners share results and plan next steps in Gran Canaria
Technical conferences present MONITOOL project and DGT passive sampling in the Canary Islands
Interview with Thi Bolam, leader of MONITOOL Work Package 5
ITC will organize 2 technical conferences in the days preceding the next partners´ meeting in Canary Islands
UNICA promotes the application of the MONITOOL approach for other organic compounds
DCU analyses biofouling on MONITOOL DGTs
Organisation of the interlaboratory DGT exercise by IFREMER, October 2018
Database Management and correlation studies. First promising results.
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MONITOOL Project analyses its winter samples and obtains their first results

MONITOOL project analyses its winter samples and obtains their first results

MONITOOL Project has finished its first sampling campaign, carried out between January and March 2018, along the whole European Atlantic Area and represented by more than 30 sampling locations, both coastal and transitional. The campaign has consisted of deployments of DGT devices, alongside spot sampling and physicochemical parameter measurement by all partners (following the same protocols). Currently, the analyses of the collected samples are almost finished. The MONITOOL Project has minimised variation between laboratories by sending all samples for analysis for designated purposes to a chosen laboratory.

With all the results, AZTI is in charge of carrying out the statistical analysis to relate metal concentrations in DGTs with spot water samples (dissolved and labile).

Additionally, DCU is carrying out a biofouling study on the systems installed during MONITOOL campaigns as an interesting complement to the metal data to characterise the fouling environment.

Furthermore, with the lessons learned from the first campaign,  the dry sampling campaign is taking place at this moment (between May and September 2018); The next partner meeting will be held in San Sebastián (Pais Vasco, Spain) on 9th and 10th October; The MONITOOL interlaboratory exercise is scheduled for late November, 2018.

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