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Workshop on preparing a baseline report on the physical and chemical properties (organic pollutants and heavy metals) of the sediment samples collected as part of Leg 1.3 in northern Mozambique

20/01/2019

From 5 to 7 December 2018 a meeting was held in Maputo, Mozambique, to prepare a baseline report on the physical and chemical properties (organic pollutants and heavy metals) of the sediment samples collected as part of Leg 1.3 of the survey undertaken by the RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in northern Mozambique from 21 March to 4 April 2018.

The results of the survey report were reviewed, the data and samples collected were presented and follow-up work i.e. collaborative projects and publications were planned. The meeting achieved its key objectives and the first draft of the baseline report on the physical and chemical properties (organic pollutants and heavy metals) of the sediment samples collected was prepared. Suggestion for further work and possible collaborations were also provided.

At the end of one working session, participants were taken to the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane for a visit to the laboratories of the Department of Chemistry.

The meeting was attended by 15 participants from 3 countries and 9 institutions.