Working Group Quality in Laboratories


Working Group Quality in Laboratories

Discussion Group of the ICP forests Working Group on Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Laboratories

Members: 63
Latest Activity: Sep 13, 2022

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12th Deposition and soil solution Working Ring Test 2022/2023

All laboratories that perform deposition and soil solution analyses in ICP Forests are kindly invited to participate in the 12th Working Ring Test in order to assess the quality of the deposition and soil solution data collected in the ICP Forests programme on the Intensive Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems (EC-UN/ECE ICP Forests). The registration is open until 30th September 2022.All necessary information are available in the document:…Continue

Started by ICP-Forests Admin Sep 5, 2022.

Successful meeting of the heads of the labs in Birmensdorf / Switzerland

Together with 58 participants (15 online) from 20 countries we had a successful meeting of the heads of the labs in Birmensdorf from 12th till 13th May 2022. The meeting was very well organized by the team of WSL. We discussed the results of the last ring tests (water, foliage and soil) as well as methodical aspects (ICP-MS, Mercury in wood and deposition samples, bark sampling for determination of the nutrient status,…) and stability of soil solution samples.…Continue

Started by Alfred FÜRST May 19, 2022.

11th Deposition and soil solution WRT 2021/2022

Dear participants of the 11th Deposition and soil solution WRT 2021/2022,The automatic data evaluation based on the median values has been completed and cross-checked.You can check now the results and qualification report of your laboratory at by entering your laboratory code and your password.The report can be downloaded at…Continue

Started by Alfred FÜRST Mar 8, 2022.

24th Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Comparison Test - 2021/2022 - final report available

47 laboratories in 25 countries participated in the 24th Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Test, but only 44 laboratories submitted their results in time.The samples consisted of:1. Spruce twigs (Austria) – same sample as for the 21st test (Sample 3 there) 2. Pine needles (Austria) 3. Beech leaves (Austria) 4. Spruce needles (Austria)Special thank to all colleagues for collecting and preparing samples for this ringtest.…Continue

Started by Alfred FÜRST Jan 19, 2022.


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