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Introduction to FOCUS Degradation Kinetics training course Jos Boesten Alterra Wageningen University and Research Centre The Netherlands.

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1 Introduction to FOCUS Degradation Kinetics training course Jos Boesten Alterra Wageningen University and Research Centre The Netherlands

2 Outline Introduction to FOCUS Membership of FOCUS Degradation Kinetics Training programme Participants Evaluation of training Logistics

3 Introduction to FOCUS FO rum for C o-ordination of the US e of pesticide fate models in EU registration Founded in 1992 (co-operation between Commission and ECPA) Aim of FOCUS: – Guidance for environmental fate modelling in context of Annex VI of EEC 91/414 (… estimate, using a suitable calculation model validated at Community level, the concentration…)

4 time evolution of FOCUS workgroups

5 Steering Committee Version Control (permanent) Degradation Kinetics Landscape & Mitigation AirGroundwater Current FOCUS workgroups

6 Participants are scientists – from governmental research institutes within EU (typically 8-10) – working for national registration authorities (typically 2) – from ECPA (4) – new MS included in FOCUS Groundwater (CZ + LI) Membership decided by FOCUS Steering Committee Only money for hotel and travel expenses Characteristics of FOCUS workgroups

7 Membership of FOCUS Degradation Kinetics 8 persons governmental research institutes, universities, regulatory agencies; 7 Member States 4 personsECPA (2 from Europe and 2 from US) 1 chairman

8 Members of FOCUS Degradation Kinetics Claude Beigel Otto Richter Sabine Beulke Jeremy Dyson Martin Dust Russell Jones Sylvia Karlsson Ton van der Linden Guy Soulas Oriol Magrans Soria Inge Fomsgaard Jos Boesten Karin Aden

9 Training programme Today Introduction, aims of WG, regulatory use of results 1.4 – 1.5 General issues on models and data handling 1.6 – 1.12 Guidance for parent compounds in soil (including field studies)

10 Training programme Tomorrow 2.1 – 2.4Metabolites in soil 2.5 – 2.6Demonstrations of other curve-fitting software 2.7Guidelines for reporting 2.8Water-sediment studies 2.9Evaluation

11 Disclaimer on ModelMaker Workgroup uses ModelMaker because it is easiest to use for this training Workgroup reviewed a range of software packages: no ideal package available Use of ModelMaker in training does not imply that this is more suitable than other packages

12 Trainers Workgroup members plus Ralph Warren (replaces Martin Dust who switched jobs) Dieter Schäfer (MATLAB expertise)

13 Participants - 18 Member States France UK Spain Slovenia Poland Belgium Italy Greece Denmark Estonia Finland Sweden Netherlands Austria Slovak Republic Germany Ireland Czech Republic - Norway (associated states) - fate experts from ECPA - EFSA

14 Evaluation of the training course

15 Please fill in after each topic

16 Logistics Who has ModelMaker not working at his/her computer ?

17 Lunch at h : canteen in other building (100 m walk) Dinner in Osteria Etruria: - you have to pay yourself (45 Euro for four-course dinner including drinks and tip) - ECPA kindly offers bus transport to dinner (at fish market) - please fill in YES/NO in list that circulates

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19 DINER DU 26 JANVIER 2005 SAVEURS ET PARFUMS DE LA MEDITERANEE ANTIPASTI Assortiment de charcuterie Italienne PREMIER PLAT Cannelloni ricotta & épinards DEUXIEME PLAT Involtini (roulade) de volaille au taleggio (fromage de chèvre) accompagné de polenta DESSERT Tiramisu traditionnel

20 BOISSONS Montepulciano dAbruzzo 1997 Colle Creta (rouge) Pinot Grigio Aleandri 2002 (blanc) Bière – Coca-cola – Coca-cola light – Jus dorange Eau minérale ou plate Café – Tisanes (Camomille, Té, Verveine, Menthe) Prix: 45 Euro/personne (including all drinks plus tip, not including grappa/limoncello: 2 Euro)


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