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Aquatic Global Passive Sampling (AQUA-GAPS) Revisited: First Steps toward a Network of Networks for Monitoring Organic Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Science & Technology, January 2017
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Title
Aquatic Global Passive Sampling (AQUA-GAPS) Revisited: First Steps toward a Network of Networks for Monitoring Organic Contaminants in the Aquatic Environment
Published in
Environmental Science & Technology, January 2017
DOI 10.1021/acs.est.6b05159
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Authors

Rainer Lohmann, Derek Muir, Eddy Y. Zeng, Lian-Jun Bao, Ian J. Allan, Kenneth Arinaitwe, Kees Booij, Paul Helm, Sarit Kaserzon, Jochen F. Mueller, Yasuyuki Shibata, Foppe Smedes, Manolis Tsapakis, Charles S. Wong, Jing You

Abstract

Organic contaminants, in particular persistent organic pollutants (POPs), adversely affect water quality and aquatic food webs across the globe. As of now, there is no globally consistent information available on concentrations of dissolved POPs in water bodies. The advance of passive sampling techniques has made it possible to establish a global monitoring program for these compounds in the waters of the world, which we call the Aquatic Global Passive Sampling (AQUA-GAPS) network. A recent expert meeting discussed the background, motivations, and strategic approaches of AQUA-GAPS, and its implementation as a network of networks for monitoring organic contaminants (e.g., POPs and others contaminants of concern). Initially, AQUA-GAPS will demonstrate its operating principle via two proof-of-concept studies focused on the detection of legacy and emerging POPs in freshwater and coastal marine sites using both polyethylene and silicone passive samplers. AQUA-GAPS is set-up as a decentralized network, which is open to other participants from around the world to participate in deployments and to initiate new studies. In particular, participants are sought to initiate deployments and studies investigating the presence of legacy and emerging POPs in Africa, Central and South America.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Turkey 1 2%
Unknown 59 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 25%
Researcher 14 23%
Student > Master 10 17%
Unspecified 6 10%
Professor 5 8%
Other 10 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 20 33%
Unspecified 19 32%
Chemistry 12 20%
Engineering 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 2 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 November 2017.
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#6,806,641
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#9,150
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#147,928
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Outputs of similar age from Environmental Science & Technology
#158
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