21 Sep – 6 Oct 2020 | Online course | Central European Summer Time (GMT+2)
Do you want to apply existing guidance and new approaches in risk assessment? But don’t know how? In the authorization of plant protection products the potential risks of active ingredients and products for the environment are assessed at EU and MS level using governmental guidance. This course focuses on aquatic effects and offers a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises and virtual classroom. This combination of theory and practice is an excellent opportunity to deepen your knowledge and understanding of aquatic effect assessment and to improve your skills.
Back home you can apply new knowledge and approaches straight away in your daily work. In this course we focus on aquatic effect assessment and the linking of exposure to effects, including consistency of the tiered approach, issues in each of the tiers, geomean approach, species sensitivity distributions, modified exposure tests, micro- and mesocosm studies, realistic worse-case exposure profiles, statistical power, recovery option and General Unified Threshold models of Survival; Refined Exposure testing and TK/TD modelling.After successfully attending this advanced online course you will have deepened and actualized your expertise level on all topics included in the programme.
This course aims at professionals using guidance for the authorisation of plant protection products, for Tier 1 up to 3:
- Regulators working for admission authorities who apply the guidance for their dossier evaluations
- Consultants and business representatives working for industry and or consulting agencies who apply the guidance for dossiers (evaluation, preparation and submission)
- Scientists performing lower and higher tier research (experimental and modelling), applying the latest and newest available guidance
This online course is an advanced course and handles aquatic effect assessment at the applied level. We ask at least a Bachelor degree or similar level in natural sciences and in-depth experience with the Tiered approach for effects on the aquatic ecosystem.
Dr. G.H.P. (Gertie) Arts, Wageningen Environmental Research