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 this work were: (1) to investigate the relationship between dissolved metal concentrations from spot sampling with DGT-labile metal concentrations, (2) to evaluate the reliability of both used techniques for the measurement of metal concentrations in estuaries and (3) to provide recommendations for the use of DGTs for the development of environmental guidelines.
The last part of this presentation included the introduction of the INTERREG project: "MONITOOL. New tools for monitoring the chemical status in transitional and coastal waters under the WFD", led by Dublin City University and formed by a consortium of 8 Full Partners and 9 Associated Partners. In the context of this project, M.J. Belzunce-Segarra explained the principal objectives and main tasks of the 6 work packages.
A total of 32 platform presentations and 28 posters were divided in 4 different standard session themes, where the last advances on research and application of DGT techniques were presented:
- New techniques and fundamental knowledge
- Application of DGT to aquatic systems (including sediment)
- Application of DGT to soil systems
- DGT for routine monitoring and regulatory purposes
The Conference provided a unique forum where experts from different countries met to present their works and to discuss the advantages, limitations and uncertainties of this technique.
MONITOOL in the context of International DGT Conference 2017, celebrated in Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia.