Application to participate in the MEDPOL proficiency test IAEA-MEL-2011-06 on the determination of Organic Pollutants in Biota Sample

The IAEA Environment Laboratories (IAEA-EL) are planning to organize a proficiency test on the determination of chlorinated pesticides, petroleum hydrocarbons and PCBs  in a biota sample according to the following schedule:

  • Target group: MEDPOL Laboratories interested in the analysis of organic pollutants in biota sample
  • Matrix: marine biota sample
  • Sample Set: Each participant will receive one biota sample (40g).
  • Target analytes (tentative):
    in biota: ???

    These analytes will be evaluated against pre-established reference values and associated uncertainties.
  • Target dates (tentative):
    • Beg July 2011                       - Opening date for on-line registration
    • Mid Aug. 2011                       - Shipment of the samples
    • End Nov. 2012                       - Results submission deadline*
    • End Feb. 2012                       - Individual evaluation reports
    • End Mar 2012                       - Draft of summary report
    • End Apr 2012                        - Final of summary report
    For more information contact the PT officer Ms. Emilia Vasileva – Veleva at:
    Last update: June 27, 2011
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