Microsensor Analysis in the Environmental Sciences

This course is organised by leading experts and pioneers in the development and application of microsensor technology in the environmental sciences. It is intended for young Nordic and Baltic researchers in the practical use of microsensors and in the analysis of microsensor data.

Microsensors with measuring tips of a few µm are ideal tools for detailed and minimally invasive investigation of transport processes, physico-chemical microenvironments and metabolic activities in environmental samples. Microsensors have excellent tools for monitoring purposes in both laboratory and in-situ applications within many areas of fundamental and applied environmental science.

The participants will be familiarised with state-of-art microsensor technology (electrochemical and fibre-optic microsensors and solute imaging methods) and to application of these techniques in the environmental sciences. They will get a broad overview of techniques and applications via 3 days intensive lecturing by leading experts combined with laboratory exercises and demonstrations; this includes demonstrations of microsensor construction, test and calibration.

Thereafter, the participants conduct an experimental project over 5 days under expert supervision. The course is evaluated via participant presentations and discussions of the project results on the final day of the course.

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Facts about the project
Project leader

Michael Kühl, University of Copenhagen, Denmark