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

Draft timetable


19:00 Welcome meeting (Restaurant Gaura Dulce)


09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:45 Welcome and introduction (Organizers/Alfred Fürst)
09:45-10:00 Report from the last meeting of the WG QA/QC in Labs in Brussels 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 Experiences with Mettler Toledo pH-EC-titration ()
13:50-14:35 Foliage & Litterfall ringtest results (Alfred Fürst)
14:35-15:20 Soil ringtest results (Tamara Jakovljević)
15:20-15:40 Experiences with Lita Analytical CO3 analyzer instrument ()
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 A wide applicable P available method in soil (Annie Guerin)
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 (Gerrit Genouw)
10:00-10:20 The Olsen P in forests soils (Panagiotis Michopoulos)
10:20-10:40 One more presentation possible
10:40-11:00 One more presentation possible
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 (location of the next meeting,...) (Alfred Fürst)
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! Especially we need someone who is willing to present ICP-MS method and problems with it - especially in foliage samples (Ca, Mg and S).

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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