Workshop Report 01 – Workshop on Availability, Interpretation and Use of Environmental Monitoring Data

Abstract

WR 01 : Workshop on Availability, Interpretation and Use of Environmental Monitoring Data | December 2003

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on monitoring chemical substances in the environment, and the need for measured data will continue to increase – the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the new EU Chemicals Policy will certainly be major drivers. With this in mind, a workshop was organised by ECETOC, the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals, and Euro Chlor, the federation representing the European chlor-alkali industry. It focused on application and use, reliability and representativeness, and availability and accessibility of monitoring data. The workshop was held in Brussels, Belgium on 20-21st March 2003 and was attended by 45 delegates representing governments, academia and industry.