Year Established: 2014 Start Date: 2014-03-01 End Date: 2015-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $12,512 Total Non-Federal Funds: $5,421
Principal Investigators: Stephen J. Ventura
Abstract: Trace metal research and monitoring is an active research and monitoring area in the Great Lakes Region. The advances in trace metal sampling, processing and analysis have been substantial over the past two decades and advances in understanding sources, transport and fate has been greatly enhanced. With increased environmental awareness of trace metals, it is important that proper techniques are used by researchers and resource managers to act effectively. The purpose of this project is to facilitate the sharing of information on current work, methods, and results for study and monitoring of trace metals and related constituents in the Upper Great Lakes and their watersheds. By holding a workshop to bring together the region’s leading trace metal researchers and resource managers, we hope to identify methodologies and approaches for future trace metal research and monitoring activities. The resulting workshop product, a white paper, will be of use to better identify methodologies to assess environmental and health effects of trace metals and use appropriate methods for monitoring distribution and fate of metals and related constituents.