Workshop Report 28

Workshop structure

41 scientific experts from academia, governmental agencies and industry with experience in ecological risk assessment, ecology and statistics participated in a workshop held in Amsterdam from the 11th to 13th of February 2014. The workshop was organised around 18 presentations, 2 case studies and 3 syndicate discussion sessions where the ecological relevance of an SSD, SSD statistical models for deriving toxic thresholds (HC5/PNEC) for aquatic communities and regulatory applications were discussed. The deliberations from the 4 session subgroups for each of the 3 syndicate themes were addressed in subsequent plenary sessions and a final plenary session identified key points, consensus conclusions and research needs. A list of participants is given in Appendix A, and the programme is detailed in Appendix B.