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PHYTO 12/2017- Phytoplankton analysis

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Proftest SYKE will organize a phytoplankton proficiency test in October-November 2017. The test includes three components: 1) species identification from virtual samples (video-clips), 2) counting test from virtual samples (video-clips), and 3) biovolume estimation from preserved water samples. The test material repre-sents phytoplankton taxa that typically occur in the lakes in northern Europe and the Baltic Sea. The target groups of the proficiency test are consultants and environmental authorities who analyse phyto-plankton samples from inland waters or the Baltic Sea as well as phytoplankton analysts working in research institutes and universities. Proftest SYKE organizes phytoplankton proficiency tests every third year. 25-35 laboratories are expected to take the test.

Registration deadline is on 6 October 2017.
The final report for the proficiency test will be published in February 2018.

The registration for the proficiency test via the electronic client interface, ProftestWEB (name is the link).

Within the pages, instructions are available. A short “Getting started” instructions are downloadable from the ProftestWEB front page.

Please contact if there are question about ProftestWEB. New clients are asked to contact to request a client profile.


PHYTO 12-2017_infoletter_fi.pdf


Published 2017-09-18 at 9:02, updated 2017-09-18 at 9:02