On behalf of the NE Atlantic Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control (NMBAQC) Committee, SAHFOS is offering the first official zooplankton ring test. The NMBAQC scheme provides a source of external Quality Assurance (QA) for laboratories engaged in the production of marine biological data. This ring test provides the first QA scheme for zooplankton analysis, and aims to improve the quality of zooplankton identification through practical assessment and a workshop.
The aims of the 2016/17 zooplankton ring test are to:
- Improve the quality of marine zooplankton identification
- Assess current skill levels
- Provide a venue for taxonomic discussion during a one day workshop
To register your interest in taking part in the zooplankton ring test, please download and complete the provisional booking form found on the website, and return by Monday 7th November 2016.
As this is a self-funded ring test, all expressions of interest will remain provisional until the ring test is confirmed on 7th November 2016; after this date any cancellations will be non-refundable.