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Thumbnail MONITOOL Project has participated in IPSW 2008, an internationally recognized platform of passive sampling methods experts, with several actions. All project partners were present at this even in Dublin which has coincided with second general meeting of the project. A MONITOOL satellite workshop was organised by partners. During the event were presented previous case studies and practical considerations for DG, exploring the potential role of DGTs in a regulatory and legislative context. In...
Thumbnail 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 (IPSW 2018), also held at Dublin City University between 9th and 11th May 2018. During the meeting, partners presented the progress achieved in the different project´s work packages, as well as...
Thumbnail MONITOOL Project is already present in the coasts of the Canary Islands. ITC (Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias) has started the DGT deployment in 4 locations of Gran Canaria island. This action is within the Wet Sampling Campaigns period, which is expected to finish at the end of March. The study areas in Gran Canaria have been: Puerto de la Luz y de Las Palmas, Jinámar, Taliarte and Gando. In these locations, the research has been possible due to the collaboration of Real Club Náutico de Gran...
Thumbnail MONITOOL Project starts its first sampling campaigns to obtain water chemical status information along the whole European Atlantic Area, from the Scottish Highlands and Islands to Canary Islands. It will take place between January and March of current year.  In these campaigns, passive sampling devices (DGTs type: Diffusive Gradient in Thin films) and spot water samples are both used. The aim is to obtain a robust database to adapt existing Environmental Quality Standards (EQS; 0.45...
Thumbnail   MONITOOL has been one of the projects presented during the workshop taken place on Dublin last November between Dublin City University (DCU) and University of South Australia (UniSA). Both universities, which have recently signed a research collaboration agreement, have shared information about their projects related with sensors and the different ways of chemical status monitoring on different places and material status. Dr. Blánaid White, whose research group is developing several projects...
MONITOOL Kick-off meeting (September 2017)
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Thumbnail MONITOOL Kick-off meeting (14th- 15th September 2017) The project kick-off meeting of the European MONITOOL initiative has taken place on 14 and 15 September in Dublin, bringing together all institutions involved, both partners and associated partners. During the meeting, after an overview of MONITOOL structure and objectives as well as project management and financial aspects, all project Work packages were presented by corresponding leaders after which discussions concerning the more...
Thumbnail MONITOOL PROJECT in the International DGT Conference 2017 (6th- 8th September 2017, Gold Coast, Australia) M.J. Belzunce-Segarra (Fundación AZTI) presented the study untitled "Comparison of spot and passive sampling (DGTs) for regulatory monitoring of metal concentrations in estuaries: An example in Oiartzun estuary (Northern Spain)" in the International DGT Conference 2017, organized by Griffith University, was celebrated in Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia from 6 - 8 September 2017. The aims of...