This thematic line aims to provide knowledge, technologies, methodologies, and products to assess the impact of contaminants and other stressors on marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. The focus is to empower their protection and sustainable exploitation. The co-existence of groups devoted to synthesis, analytical development, and environmental chemistry enables the design and the evaluation of new products that monitor environmental contaminants.
This thematic line is driven by 4 priority research activities, aiming to support, among others, the Water Framework Directive and the Integrated Coastal Management. Furthermore, all core activities are also developed in close cooperation with the economic sector, environmental policy-making authorities at regional, national, and international level, and with other stakeholders.