SEGH is proud to present a FREE online webinar on Measurement Uncertainty arising from Sampling.
Date: 6th May 2022
Time: 16:00 – 17:00 BST
Speaker: Prof. Michael H. Ramsey, University of Sussex & RSC AMC (Chair) (Eurachem)
This is a unique opportunity for our ECRs to learn from an expert in the field of measurement uncertainty, Prof. Michael H. Ramsey, Chair, Sampling Uncertainty Working Group of EURACHEM and past SEGH president. The uncertainty of measurement values (MU) is now often estimated in most laboratories, but this usually overlooks the often much larger contribution that arises from the field sampling (UfS). This talk will describe how UfS can be estimated by taking a small proportion of field samples in duplicate, and analysing each duplicate twice in a balanced design. Analysis of variance is then used to estimate the total MU, and to separate its components arising from both the chemical analysis and the sampling (UfS). There will be a 45 min lecture + 10-15 min questions and discussion.
The webinar will be hosted by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens on zoom platform and it is free to attend for all ECRs members of SEGH. The relevant link will be sent to all and the webinar will be recorded and made available to SEGH-ECR members.
Our aim is to stimulate discussion and enhance networking among SEGH ECRs within the frame of the Society’s goals and activities. The webinar will feature two speakers that will set the scene for discussion and online networking among the ECRs:
Professor Jane Entwistle BSc, PhD, FHEA, SEGH Fellow Professor of Applied Geochemistry and Health, Northumbria University UK https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/our-staff/e/jane-entwistle/
Dust can pose serious risks to human health and public exposure to elevated levels of particulate matter, both outdoors and in our homes, workplaces and transport, represents a major contemporary public health challenge. This presentation reports on a new global citizen science program to examine environmental exposure from household dust. With a growing need for more effective public engagement processes at the public-science interface to raise environmental health literacy, this talk will report on the on-going findings from this international collaboration (www.mapmyenvironment.com) where homeowners provide resident meta-data and collect and submit household vacuum dust samples for geochemical and biological analysis.
Dr Kate Dobson NERC Independent Research Fellow, Chancellor’s Fellow & Lecturer Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Chemical & Process Engineering, University of Strathclyde https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/dobsonkatherinedr/
Holding a joint appointment as a lecturer in both Civil & Environmental Engineering and Chemical and Process Engineering, Dr. Dobson will share her experience as a successful ECR and provide some tips for building your career. In her talk will explain how having spent time in Geoscience, Materials Science and Engineering departments probed her to a research career that routinely bridges disciplines and what other skills are required to progress in research areas at the interfaces between geology, materials science, environmental science and engineering.
Prof. Ariadne Argyraki and Dr. Keith Torrance, both SEGH Board members, will have the role of discussion moderators. We are looking forward to your participation in this virtual SEGH event that we hope will provide an opportunity for ECRs interaction and reflection on what you would like to gain from the network!