Aquatic global passive sampling (AQUA-GAPS) revisited: first steps toward a network of networks for monitoring organic contaminants in the aquatic environment

Lohmann, Rainer, Muir, Derek, Zeng, Eddy Y., Bao, Lian-Jun, Allan, Ian J., Arinaitwe, Kenneth, Booij, Kees, Helrn, Paul, Kaserzon, Sarit, Mueller, Jochen F., Shibata, Yasuyuki, Smedes, Foppe, Tsapakis, Manolis, Wong, Charles S. and You, Jing (2017) Aquatic global passive sampling (AQUA-GAPS) revisited: first steps toward a network of networks for monitoring organic contaminants in the aquatic environment. Environmental Science and Technology, 51 3: 1060-1067. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b05159


Author Lohmann, Rainer
Muir, Derek
Zeng, Eddy Y.
Bao, Lian-Jun
Allan, Ian J.
Arinaitwe, Kenneth
Booij, Kees
Helrn, Paul
Kaserzon, Sarit
Mueller, Jochen F.
Shibata, Yasuyuki
Smedes, Foppe
Tsapakis, Manolis
Wong, Charles S.
You, Jing
Title Aquatic global passive sampling (AQUA-GAPS) revisited: first steps toward a network of networks for monitoring organic contaminants in the aquatic environment
Journal name Environmental Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0013-936X
1520-5851
Publication date 2017-02-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1021/acs.est.6b05159
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 51
Issue 3
Start page 1060
End page 1067
Total pages 8
Place of publication Washington, DC, United States
Publisher American Chemical Society
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Abstract Organic contaminants, in particular persistent organic pollutants (POPs), adversely affect water quality and aquatic food webs across the globe. As of now, there is no globally consistent information available on concentrations of dissolved POPs in water bodies. The advance of passive sampling techniques has made it possible to establish a global monitoring program for these compounds in the waters of the world, which we call the Aquatic Global Passive Sampling (AQUA-GAPS) network. A recent expert meeting discussed the background, motivations, and strategic approaches of AQUA-GAPS, and its implementation as a network of networks for monitoring organic contaminants (e.g., POPs and others contaminants of concern). Initially, AQUA-GAPS will demonstrate its operating principle via two proof-of-concept studies focused on the detection of legacy and emerging POPs in freshwater and coastal marine sites using both polyethylene and silicone passive samplers. AQUA-GAPS is set up as a decentralized network, which is open to other participants from around the world to participate in deployments and to initiate new studies. In particular, participants are sought to initiate deployments and studies investigating the presence of legacy and emerging POPs in Africa, Central, and South America.
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