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Since 2009 NORMAN promotes activities in the field of passive sampling, aimed at improving the performance and applicability of these devices in water quality monitoring.






Detailed list of activities

27th-28th November 2014 - Lyon (France) - Workshop and Position paper - Workshop on Passive Sampling techniques for monitoring of contaminants in the aquatic environment: achievements to date and future perspectives | Presentations and pictures from the meeting, to the article in TrEAC

2013 - Field application of passive sampling as part of the Joint Danube Survey 3 - A study for the application of passive sampling for continuous screening of large rivers was carried out in connection with the JDS3. Read more | Joint Danube Survey report SETAC presentation Solutions project presentations

3rd-4th July 2013 Brno (Czech Republic) - Expert Group meeting - A NORMAN Expert Group meeting: Linking Environmental Quality Standards and Passive Sampling was organised with invited experts in ecotoxicology (Member States’ experts for the derivation of EQS in support of WFD) and experts in passive sampling (analytical aspects) to discuss the possible routes for making WFD EQS compatible with passive sampling results. | Meeting programme and presentations

29th-30th October 2012, Ispra (Italy) - Workshop - A workshop for discussion and dissemination of the results of the intercomparison study on passive sampling of emerging pollutants - CM Onsite - was heldat JRC in Ispra (Italy) on 29–30 October 2012. | Workshop programme, presentations, minutes and outcome

2011 - Interlaboratory study - The NORMAN Association, in collaboration with the European Commission (JRC, Ispra), organised an interlaboratory study focused on a practical evaluation of the passive sampling method in support of the Chemical Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive (CIS WFD). Read more Report availableVideo and pictures from the fieldwork 

27th May 2009, Prague (Czech Republic) - Expert Group meetingand Position paper - The first NORMAN Expert Group meeting on passive sampling of emerging pollutantswas organised as a satellite workshop of the 3rdInternational Passive Sampling Workshop and Symposium (IPSW 2009). A Position paper on “Passive sampling of emerging pollutants in the aquatic environment: state of the art and perspectives” was publishedin November 2011 as a follow-up of the EG meeting discussion. | Meeting summary, minutes and presentationsMeeting report published in Journal of Environmental MonitoringLink to the position paper