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NORMAN Databases Workshop

8-9 June 2017, Berlin, Germany


This second edition of the NORMAN Databases Workshop was organised by the Environmental Institute (Slovak Republic) and hosted by the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA).

The main objective of this workshop was to provide a common forum for NORMAN Association members, EU Member States and other interested groups for presenting, discussing and streamlining approaches for the harmonised collection and interpretation of data on emerging substances.

Particular attention was given to (i) interlinking of numerous new modules of the NORMAN database system, (ii) development of automated tools for collection of occurrence and (eco)toxicity data and supporting metadata needed for prioritisation of emerging substances at the EU scale (and beyond), including sharing of NORMAN data within the European Information Platform for Chemical Monitoring (IPCheM), and (iii) setting up a European network dealing with 'big data' provided by non-target screening (NTS) workflows.

Discussion also tackled questions related to (i) the use of the data in support of European environmental policies and data collection activities carried out by DG ENV, EEA, DG JRC and DG EUROSTAT and (ii) presentation of the data to the public.


Venue: German Federal Environment Agency, Bismarckplatz 1, 14193 Berlin, Germany


Workshop presentations