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Complex multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional environmental studies, such as the Venetian Lagoon Project, dedicated to a single, geographically well circumscribed environment, are extremely rare and deserve highest attention. Research line 1.01 was charged with the responsibility of taking care of the data quality aspects of the programme and its activities may be defined as follows:

- To assure the comparability of samples, taken by the different research groups for the analysis of different contaminant groups (joint sampling campaigns were organized and the sample, for example sediments, were homogenized and subdivided on-site, prior to distribution to the interested parties);
- To assure the comparability of data, obtained by the individual research groups (13 different laboratory performance testing materials were produced for the analysis of nutrients, metals, metalorganic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and organochlorine compounds and distributed to the laboratories).

Additional information

Authors: MUNTAU H, JRC Ispra (IT);MENTASTI E, Università di Torino, Dipartimento di Chimica (IT);BIANCHI M, Ecoconsult, Gavirate (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Atti Convegno Progetto Sistema Lagunare Veneziano Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Roma
Record Number: 199710783 / Last updated on: 1997-07-02
Original language: it
Available languages: it