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Nanomaterial Fate and Speciation in the Environment

Hands-On Exposure Assessment with NanoFASE

Stakeholder Consultation with Industry, Regulators, Researchers

If you're coming to SETAC Rome, you may want to participate in our Stakeholder Consultation with a small group representing Industry, Regulatory, and Academia. Get an early view of our Exposure Assessment Framework integrating state of the art modelling and experimental approaches. Directly influence its scope, presentation and interface. Registrations will open mid-January 2018.

 

NanoFASE Industry Stakeholder Webinar

"Do you want to learn more about concepts and approaches underpinning the NanoFASE Exposure Assessment Framework and help make it more applicable to you and your industrial colleagues?"

NanoFASE is organising a 2–hour consultation to take place on 21 November 2018 from 14:30 to 16:30 CEST, where stakehlders can learn about concepts and approaches underpinning our "Exposure Assessment Framework" and help us tailor it to be even more suited to your specific needs in Industrial sector.

Progress is needed in the prediction of environmental distribution, concentration and form (speciation) of nanomaterials, to allow early assessment of potential environmental and human exposure and risks, to facilitate safe product design and to include these aspects in nano regulation.

The NanoFASE project is progressing knowledge on environmental distribution, concentration and form of nanomaterials in view of early assessment of potential environmental and human exposures and risks. Our work should facilitate safe product design and inclusion of these aspects in nano regulation. Help us shape the NanoFASE integrated Exposure Assessment Framework (protocols, models, parameter values, guidance etc) that:

  • Allows all stakeholders to assess the environmental fate of nano releases from industrial nano-enabled products,
  • Is acceptable in regulatory registrations and can be integrated into the EUSES model for REACH assessment,
  • Allows industry a cost-effective product-to-market process, and
  • Delivers the understanding at all levels to support dialogue with public and consumers.

More information on the topics covered and full program available here.

REGISTER NOW

 

NanoFASE AGM Autumn 2018

The NanoFASE Annual General Meeting will take place from 15-18 October, 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The consortium partners are meeting together to review and maximize the impact of the project as the NanoFASE project approaches the final stage.

 

NanoFASE 30th Month Consortium Meeting

NanoFASE consortium partners are coming together for the 30 month Consortium Meeting for the review and planning of the project. It will be one of the biggest gatherings of our project partners to discuss and maximize the impact of the project, with sessions developing our Clickable Framework, model integration, scenarios and case studies, mesocosm experiments, and more. The meeting will be taking place at the Royal Olympic Hotel, 28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Street, 117 43 Athens, Greece. Following on from the NanoFASE Meeting, we will host the Nano Safety Cluster Meeting at the same venue.

Contact: Christine Balmer (cbalmer@ceh.ac.uk) Lee Walker (leew@ceh.ac.uk)


Credit: Yair Haklai; Licensing: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Airborne ENM: Measurements, Implications and Modelling

A NanoFASE Open Training Workshop

NanoFASE WP6 Carmen Nickel (IUTA) welcomes you to this free open workshop where knowledge gaps are identified and some of them filled! Project scientists Astrid Manders (TNO) and Bruno Debray (INERIS) will be teaching alongside Carmen and others. Learn about conducting field campaigns, solving measurement problems, and modelling environmental behaviour and effects of nanomaterials in air.

Day 1: Release, Environmental Concentration/Exposure and Modelling
Day 2: Transformation of ENM in the atmosphere and effects on the atmosphere

Venue: CENIDE - Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen

Questions to nickel@iuta.de

 

Nanomaterials: Industrial Workshop on Safe-by-Design

 

"Nanomaterials: Industrial Workshop on Safe-by-Design" will take place from 24-25 April 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. The event is jointly organized by NanoFase, NanoMILE, NanoReg2, forSafeNano, caLIBRAte and NANOGENTOOLS.

A number of H2020 funded projects are working on various aspects of the Safe-by-Design (SbD) concept and all rely upon industry to understand its meaning and how to use the tools being developed in these projects. Within this event, disseminating this knowledge to a wider audience will help in the acceptance and uptake of SbD by companies and will also allow the projects to learn more about stakeholder needs.

Learn more from the event's brochure.

 

 

 

Final conference of the COST Action ES1205: Engineered nanomaterials from wastewater treatment & stormwatEr to Rivers

As a final activity the COST Action ES1205: Transfer of engineered nano-materials from wastewater treatment & storm-water to rivers (http://www.es1205.eu) is holding a dedicated conference, taking place on 7 & 8 February 2017 in the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

The meet-ing delivers a platform to present the available knowledge in the field. It is going to make visible issues under discussion and those to be addressed in the future. The topics mirror the activities of the Action in its four years run time. Contributions from the network as well as from outside the network are welcome. 

Find out more in the conference flyer attached below.

 

spICP-MS: data analysis training Workshop

 

The spICP-MS: data analysis, hands-on training workshop will be held in Wageningen, The Netherlands from 10 to 12 January 2017. Two days workshops (day 1: lectures, day 2: computer exercises) will be supported by optional hands-on training on the ICP-MS instruments (PE Nexion 350D and Thermo iCapQ).  The workshop will focus on handling and analysis of single particle ICP-MS data, analysis strengths and limitations. The spICP-MS data will be analysed with the help of RIKILT SPC (Excel based single particle ICP-MS calculation spreadsheet) and Nanocount software.

Audience: PhDs, Postdocs, researchers on nanocharacterization. The number of participants is limited to 50 for the lectures, and 10 for the on hands-on training (20 in case of particularly high interest).

Instructors:
Dr Chady Stephan (Perkin Elmer)
Dr Geert Cornelis (Swedish Agricultural University)
Dr Andreas Gondikas (Univeristy of Vienna)

Program:
Tuesday: Lectures on single particle ICP-MS data analysis and application of the spICP-MS technique to the environmental(and ecotoxicological) studies.
Wednesday: spICP-MS data handling and analysis with RIKILT SPC and Nanocount software.
Thursday (optional): sample preparation and analysis by spICP-MS, including information about the Syngistic Nano application

Science based support for regulation of Manufactured Nanomaterials

"Science based support for regulation of Manufactured Nanomaterials" is a joint scientific conference of ProSafe & OECD. The event will take place from 29 Nov to 1 Dec 2016 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France.

ProSafe aims to coordinate and strengthen existing and new initiatives in the field of nanosafety with emphasis on the regulatory context.
 
OECD's Programme on Manufactured Nanomaterials is focused on policy and regulatory aspects related to human health and environmental safety, which amongst other things means the development of instruments for safety assessment.
 
The ProSafe-OECD conference will discuss the results from European funded projects on nanosafety, as well as the results from the OECD's activities on nanosafety and their regulatory relevance.
 
This event will also be the final conference of EU FP7 project NANoREG.
 
Objective
 
The conference will support an effective implementation of existing risk assessment frameworks for manufactured nanomaterials underpinned by relevant regulatory findings from current research on nanosafety.
 
The outcomes and recommendations of the conference aims at providing further scientific advice on risk assessment throughout the supply chain and highlight policy areas for further consideration by regulatory bodies.
 
Agenda
 
The conference will include platform presentations of the relevant research initiatives, followed by breakout discussions on the regulatory relevant areas of concern including physicochemical identification and characterization, exposure, fate and kinetics, ecological and health effects as well as testing and assessment strategies. All breakout sessions will be chaired by experts involved in the relevant research initiatives.

 

2016 ICEENN Conference

The 2016 International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN) will take place from 10 to 18 Augist 2016 in Golden, Colorado, US and registration and abstract submission is now open. The abstract submission deadline is April 18th. To find out more about the meeting, register, submit an abstract, and book accommodation and social activities please visit the conference website at:

 http://igwmc.mines.edu/ICEENN2016.html

This conference brings together participants from academia, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to present and discuss current research findings on environmental health and safety aspects of nanotechnology. The conference format is that of plenary oral presentations and poster sessions. Sessions are planned to cover topics that include:

• Advancements in nanomaterial analysis methods

• Surface chemistry of nanomaterials in complex matrices

• Release from consumer products and environmental fate

• In vivo and in vitro toxicology of nanomaterials

• Applications of nanomaterials in environment and health

• Environmental issues of production-scale nanotech

• Social and regulatory considerations of nanotechnology

A 2-day pre-conference workshop on nanoparticle characterization will precede the meeting. 

 

Hands-on workshop on nano safety assessment

The Hands-on workshop on nano safety assessment will take place on 10 February 2016 at the Technology Park, Basel, Switzerland. This joint event willbring together inputs and approaches from several EU NMP projects (e.g. eNanoMapper, NanoFASE, GUIDEnano, SUN)

Objectives:

  1. To work through nanotechnology safety examples and exercises using existing data resources and modelling tools;
  2. To use information in support of nanotechnology risk assessment goals and to discuss current results;
  3. To discuss the role of harmonisation and ontology in the use of multiple modelling and assessment tools applied to nano safety.

Format:

The workshop will focus on specific cases and practical examples in which the group will work through modelling, analysis and assessment exercises, and discuss the results.

MEETING AGENDA

To find out more about the event, please click here.