The meeting will be on the 5th and the 6th of September 2019.

Draft Agenda


19:00 Welcome meeting (Restaurant Gaura Dulce)


09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:45 Opening of the meeting, welcome and introduction (Organizers/Alfred Fürst)
09:45-10:00 Report from the last meeting of the WG QA/QC in labs in Brussels from March 2019 (Alfred Fürst)
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-11:10 Deposition & soil solution ringtest results (Anna Kowalska)
11:10-11:30 Heavy metals evaluation limits in deposition (Anna Kowalska)
11:30-11:50 Development of a cost efficient sampler for mercury deposition measurements (Nils König)
11:50-12:10 Comparison of two methods for the measurement of mercury: ICP-MS and AFS (Nils König)
12:10-12:30 Determination of mercury in natural waters (Ülis Sõukand)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:50 Changing of water samples by filtration with paper (Schwarzband) and membrane filters (Nils König)
13:50-14:35 Foliage & litterfall ringtest results (Alfred Fürst)
14:35-15:20 Soil ringtest results (Tamara Jakovljević)
15:20-15:40 Analytical study with new version automated carbonated analyzer (Rabia Günhan)
15:40-16:10 Coffee break
16:10-16:30 Potential of mid-infrared spectroscopy for carbonate determinations in forest soil samples (Michael Tatzber)
16:30-16:50 A fully automated system for pH measurements in soil samples (Nils König)
16:50-17:10 Experiences with Mettler Toledo pH-EC-titration for soil samples (Rabia Günhan)
17:10-17:30 Link between monitoring data, LQA files and ringtest results (Till Kirchner)
17:30 End of the first day

Evening Program:

19:30 - Social dinner (Restaurant Gaura Dulce)


09:00-10:00 Microwave extraction method in soil - Status and how to proceed (Gerrit Genouw)
10:00-10:20 The Olsen P in forests soils (Panagiotis Michopoulos)
10:20-10:40 Phosphorus fractionation in soils (Ülis Sõukand)
10:40-11:00 A wide applicable P available method in soil (Annie Guerin)
11:00-11:30 Status of the QA/QC manual update 2020 (Alfred Fürst) - see file attached below
11:30-12:00 Results from verification of available LQA data (Till Kirchner & Alfred Fürst) - see file attached below
12:00-12:30 Miscellaneous (re-qualification procedure, location of the next meeting,...) (Alfred Fürst)
12:30 Closing of the meeting

12:30-13:30 Lunch and coffee

14:30 Excursion to Bran Castle & dinner

If you want to give us a presentation about your method, used new instruments, your problem or your solution for it from your laboratory let me know!

The meeting of the heads of the laboratories will take place at:
Sergiu Chiriacescu”Aula of Transilvania University (Str. Iuliu Maniu 41A, Brașov)

How to reach Brasov:
By plane: You can fly to Bucharest – Otopeni.

Bus transport Otopeni-Brasov see:

The time: 2.5-3 hours depending on traffic. (~ 80 Lei or 20 euro). The busses go every hour. A reservation is needed (safety at least one week before the travel).


For the registration please send an e-mail to Dora Lucaci and Alfred Fürst (, before August 1st including the following:

  • a copy of the bank transfer
  • name, address and VAT number of your institute
  • your preference for the 5th September social dinner and 6th September for meal at Bran Castle: meat, fish or vegetarian and any allergy
  • your arrival date and time

The registration fee (80 Euro (100 Euro afterwards) without or 115 Euro with excursion (135 Euro afterwards)) has to be transfered to:
Beneficiary: INCDS “Marin Dracea” – SCDEP BRASOVi
Address: Str. Closca nr. 13.
IBAN RO17 RZBR 0000 0600 0547 5252 SWIFT/BIC RZBRROBU
Cod unic: 34781739
Unitate bancara: RAIFFEISEN BANK SA
Agentia “Piata Sfatului”
Str. Piata Sfatului nr. 18
Please specify that the bank transfer is for “ICP Forests meeting of the heads of the labs”.


A list of hotels can be found here: or

The closest to the meeting room:
Hotel City Center *** (near conference place - aula of University Transilvania of Brasov)
ARO Hotel***** (appr. 90 euro)
Victoria Boulevard Hotel ****( appr. 80 euro),
Ambient Hotel ****( appr. 80 euro),
Ambient Pension*** (appr. 60 euro),
Citrin Hotel ***(60 euro)

Welcome to the 7th meeting of the heads of the laboratories in Brasov!

If you need assistance contact Dora Lucaci
phone: +40742/333471

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