Together with 30 participants from 16 countries we had a successful meeting of the heads of the labs in Brasov from 5th till 6th of September 2019! The meeting was very well organized by Dora Lucaci and her team. We discussed the results of the last ring tests (water, foliage and soil). Limits for heavy metals (Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) in water samples were fixed and water ringtest will be performed annually. The future of aqua regia digestion from soil samples with microwave, mercury deposition samplers and determination of mercury in these samples were presented and discussed. Three presentations about phosphorous and phosphorous fractions in soil were given. The final version of the ICP-Forests Manual update was presented and the verification of the submitted data from the LQA file was started.
The next meeting will take place in Birmensdorf/Switzerland in September 2021.