7th Meeting of the Heads of the Laboratories 5-6 September 2019, Brasov (Romania) - First Announcement

The meeting will be on the 5th and the 6th of September 2019. A small excursion is planned for Friday afternoon, which will include a guided tour to the “Bran Castle” and a traditional meal.

Draft timetable:

4.9.2019: Welcome meeting at 19.00 at the restaurant in Brasov

- Registration/Welcome and introduction
- Foliage & Litterfall ringtest results (Alfred Fürst) & foliage/litterfall presentations,
- Soil ringtest results (Tamara Jakovljević) & soil presentations

Social dinner

- Deposition & Soil Solution ringtest results (Anna Kowalska) & deposition/soil solution presentations
- QA/QC Manual update 2020 (Alfred Fürst)
- Miscellaneous: Who is willing to organize the next meeting of the heads of the laboratories?

14:30 Excursion to Bran Castle

Methodical presentations are foreseen. At the moment we have the following ones:

  • Two presentations about Mercury in deposition samples (Nils König)
  • Potential of mid-infrared spectroscopy for carbonate determinations in forest soil samples (Michael Tatzber)
  • Automatisation of soil pH measurements (Nils König)
  • Determination of mercury in natural waters (Ülis Sõukand)
  • Link between monitoring data, LQA Files and Ringtest results (Till Kirchner)
  • Results from verification of available LQA data (Till Kirchner / Alfred Fürst)
  • Microwave extraction method in soil (Nathalie Cools?)
  • Heavy metals evaluation limits in deposition (Anna Kowalska)

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) and we need a presentation about a wide applicable 'P available' method in soil.

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 (dora_lucaci@yahoo.com, alfred.fuerst@bfw.gv.at) 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:
https://hotelscan.com/en/ or https://www.booking.com/city/ro/brasov.en-gb.html

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
e-mail: dora_lucaci@yahoo.com
phone: +40742/333471

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