CEN/STAR Workshop on sampling: Chemical and Environmental Sampling - Quality through Accreditation, Certification and Industrial Standards: Final Proceedings

Veikko Komppa (Editor), Margareta Wahlström (Editor), Jutta Laine-Ylijoki (Editor)

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    The organising committee of the CEN/STAR Trend Analysis workshop entitled "Chemical and Environmental Sampling - Quality through Accredition, Certification and Industrial Standards", presents herewith the Proceedings of this Conference, which was held in April 14-15, 2005 in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop collected over 100 participants from 20 European countries. The workshop was organised upon initiative from Nordic Innovation Centre jointly with CEN/STAR, European co-operation for Accreditation (EA), Eurolab, Eurachem and VTT. VTT Processes was responsible for the scientific content of the workshop and Nordic Innovation Centre in practical arrangements. The objective of the workshop was to:
    - Highlight and emphasise importance of proper sampling for environmental or chemical purposes
    - Present improved and potential quality control procedures to fulfil future needs of European regulations and to achieve good and reliable sampling needed for monitoring
    - Promote sampling needs for fulfilling European Regulations and to overcome challenges of international trade
    - Review and exchange experience and know-how arising from different areas of sampling.
    - Confirm the needs for standards, with sufficient details, and detect needs for further research.
    Specially invited experts provided presentations on a number of aspects to be taken in consideration for improving quality in sampling. Representative from EU's DG Environment highlighted monitoring policy requirements in environmental Directives and their links to standardisation. Expert speakers from industry, research institutes, standardisation and accreditation bodies presented the state of the art, standard developments and future outlooks in different sampling situations and cases (soil, waste, sediment, biowaste, sludge, compost, waste water, air emissions). The workshop arrived at consensual recommendations presented in a separate position paper (available also on the homepage of Nordic Innovation Centre, see www.nordicinnovation.net).
    The members of the organising committee were:
    - Veikko Komppa, VTT Processes, Finland
    - Mads Peter Schreiber, Nordic Innovation Centre, Norway
    - André Pirlet, CEN/STAR, CEN Management Centre, Brussels
    - Michael Ramsey, University of Sussex, UK
    - Christina Waddington, EA / Laboratory Committee, c/o FINAS, Finland
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOslo
    PublisherNordic Innovation
    Number of pages141
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study
    EventCEN/STAR Workshop on sampling 2005
    - Brussels, Belgium
    Duration: 14 Apr 200515 Apr 2005


    • sampling
    • Eu directives
    • European standards
    • trade agreements
    • monitoring
    • tracebility of measurement result


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