Recent and finished projects
Wadden Sea campaign 2014
A Wadden Sea sampling campaign was conducted in June 2014. The main objective of the excursion was the assessment of the recent pollution of the Wadden Sea sediments with heavy metals. Furthermore we wanted to elucidate the transport and distribution of such inorganic contaminants to the adjacent North Sea areas. The samples in form of sediments and water probes were taken parallel with the research vessel “Ludwig Prandtl” and from land.
EU project: Traceable measurements of emerging pollutants
The Joint Research Project (JRP) ENV08 “Traceable measurements for monitoring critical pollutants under the European Water Framework Directive (WFD) 2000/60/EC” is a multi-partner trans-national project within the targeted call “Environment” of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP)
The objective of our contribution is the provision of a metrologically validated, highly sensitive procedure of measurement for the brominated diphenyl ethers BDE on the basis of its specific Element.
DAAD project: Metal exposure and associated effects in mussels
Mussels in a Marina
Within this bilateral funding of project-related exchange of scientists with the "Laboratory for Biological Effects of Metals" at the Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb analytical methods and experiences have been exchanged. Objects of this project were the analysis of the mussel tissue contamination with heavy metals especially in marinas and harbours and associated, measureable physiological alterations in natural mussel populations. Further information