BASEMAN – Defining the baselines and standards for microplastics analyses in European waters
01/03/2016 – 31/12/2018
Principal Investigator NOVA.id.FCT/FCT-UNL:
Although microplastics are recognized as an emerging contaminant in the environment, currently neither sampling, extraction, purification nor identification approaches are standardised, making the increasing numbers of microplastics studies hardly -if at all- comparable. BASEMAN is an interdisciplinary and international collaborative research project that aims to overcome this problem. BASEMAN teams experienced scientists (from different disciplines and countries) to undertake a profound and detailed comparison and evaluation of all approaches from sampling to Identification of microplastics.