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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.
Interview with Dr. Blánaid White, coordinator of Interreg founded MONITOOL project
MONITOOL partners discuss project´s first results in AZTI, San Sebastián
AZTI hosts 3rd MONITOOL meeting in San Sebastian
DGT extraction and metal analysis by IFREMER
Determination of lead and cadmium labile fraction by Anodic Stripping Voltammetry and total dissolved Nickel Cathodic Stripping Voltammetry
Last EEA report shows the importance of Water Framework Directive (WFD) to keep and improve waters quality in Europe
MONITOOL Project analyses its winter samples and obtains their first results
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Technical conferences present MONITOOL project and DGT passive sampling in the Canary Islands

Technical conferences present MONITOOL project and DGT passive sampling in the Canary Islands

ITC has hosted two technical conferences with the aim of presenting the MONITOOL project and disseminating the use of the most commonly used passive sampling techniques to evaluate chemical status of waters.

Vanessa Millán (ITC), Jean-Luis Gonzalez (IFREMER) and M. Jesús Belzunce (AZTI) explained to the attendees the main lines of the project, the advantages of passive sampling methods and how DGT sampling has been used in MONITOOL campaigns as well as in other previous case studies.

DGTs (Diffusive Gradients in Thin Films) were presented in depth to the participants as the passive sampling device used in MONITOOL, and the advantages that could have over other current methods to control heavy metal levels for coastal and transitional waters in the compliance of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Jornadas tecnicas en TenerifeOver 250 DGTs have been deployed during the project along the European Atlantic coast, from Canary Islands to Scottish Highlands and in Sardinia in the Mediterranean.

Conferences took place in the two main headquarters of the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC); the first day, 22nd May, in Tenerife, and the day after in Gran Canaria. They were attended, among others, by representatives of government agencies, universities, environmental consultants, research centres, students, laboratories and other professionals in the sector. This event was the beginning of an important week for MONITOOL in the Canary Islands, just before celebrating the 4th project progress meeting on 23rd and 24th of May in Gran Canaria with all partners´ representation.