MONITOOL project results obtained in the Canarian region are now available by the IDECanarias viewer of GRAFCAN
GRAFCAN (Cartográfica de Canarias, S.A.), a public entity from Canary Islands Government, has added to its cartographic viewer, IDECanarias, the WMS service "Coastal water quality”. It includes the results obtained during the MONITOOL sampling campaigns carried out by the Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC) in 2018 on the four established locations" in Gran Canaria.
To consult the results on https://visor.grafcan.es/visorweb/, it is necessary to zoom in on the island of Gran Canaria and then select "Gran Canaria coastal water quality (MONITOOL project) (year 2018)" within the "Environmental quality" layer.
By clicking on one of the 4 sampling points, a pdf sheet is opened. It contains the concentrations obtained for metals, both by punctual and passive sampling, as well as the values for other series of parameters, such as temperature, pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, suspended matter and dissolved organic carbon.
The main goal of MONITOOL project is to provide a robust database of dissolved and labile metal concentrations in transitional and coastal waters for adapting existing Environmental Quality Standards (EQS; 0.45 µm filtered) to suitable EQS-DGT for passive sampling devices in order to evaluate the chemical status of the waters under the Water Framework Directive (WFD).