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7th Summer School of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology 2011, 27 June - 2 July, Brno, Czech Republic

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Expired 7th Summer School of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology 2011, 27 June - 2 July, Brno, Czech Republic

Post by lisa on Sun 22 May 2011, 07:32

Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX) Masaryk University together with Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and The Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic, organize
7th Summer School of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology 2011

27.6. - 2. 7. 2011

RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

General topic:
Contaminants in the environment
- sources, levels, transformations and long-range transport;
- sampling and analytical techniques;
- toxic and ecotoxic effects on biota, biotests and biomonitoring;
- risk assessment, data analysis and modelling including GIS;

Special focus of the 7th Summer School:
Climate change impacts on the presence of organic pollutants in the Arctic and their effects on human health
- long-range transport of pollutants to remote environments (high mountains and Arctic);
- deposition and distribution processes in such environments;
- transformation processes in snow and ice;
- influence of climate change on cycling of pollutants;
- bioaccumulation in biota and health effects;

Programme structure:
- lectures, workshops, laboratory exercises, computer aided seminars
- field trip to KoŇ°etice observatory of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (participating in the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme, EMEP)
- social event

The Summer School is organized in two groups:
Group A covering a wide range of general and special topic of environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology and risk assessment as described above;
Group B organized in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention and the Czech Ministry of Environment as an intensive training course building capacities for assessment of persistent organic compounds in the environment for the purpose of the Global Monitoring Plan.

Course fees and Important dates:
Early bird payment by May 15 - 350 EUR
Full registration fee after May 15 - 400 EUR

For further information and registrations please visit Summer School's website here


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