In the last ten years Environmental Institute (EI) has participated in EU research and/or coordination projects ANALEACH (INCO-COPERNICUS), AWACSS, TRAP-NAS, WARP, WEKNOW, VIRM (FP5), AQUATERRA, EAQC-WISE, SOCOPSE, NORMAN (FP6), AQUAREHAB, EDA-EMERGE, SOLUTIONS (FP7), ANSWER (H2020) and LIFE APEX (LIFE 2017).
The AIM of LIFE APEX is to improve systematic use of chemical monitoring data from apex predators and prey for protecting human health and the environment.
LIFE APEX involves making better and more cost-effective use of chemical monitoring data from the large, valuable but under-used resource of environmental samples in Europe’s Environmental Specimen Banks, Natural History Museums and other research collections.
The NORMAN network enhances the exchange of information on emerging environmental substances, and encourages the validation and harmonisation of common measurement methods and monitoring tools so that the requirements of risk assessors and risk managers can be better met. It specifically seeks both to promote and to benefit from the synergies between research teams from different countries in the field of emerging substances.