The Scope of SEDAG:
The scope of SEDAG comprises environmental aspects of quantity and
quality of sediments, both as deposits and as suspended matter in
freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. Scientific coverage of
SEDAG includes all fields pertinent to conducting effective
environmental risk assessment and management of sediment, including
issues such as transport, fate, exposure, effect, impact analysis,
guideline values and frameworks (regulations), and management
strategies. Where necessary, the adjoining compartments like soil,
water, groundwater, air will be considered and contacts with advisory
groups like the established SETAC Soil Advisory Group will be
established. SEDAG, through its broad membership, will aim for
cooperation and exchange with international sediment-related
organizations such as the European Sediment Network "SedNet”, the
Sediment Management Work Group, the Sediment Remediation Technology
Development Forum, providing a strong link to application.
The mission of the SETAC Sediment Advisory group:
SEDAG exists to serve as a scientific resource to all stakeholders
interested in the topic of sediments in the environment, and fulfills
the following mission and purpose:
- Serve as a focal point within SETAC as a means of involving the membership in research and discussions.
- Stimulate critical assessment in order to establish the best available science.
- Encourage the worldwide incorporation of the best available science and strategic approaches.
- Advance overall understanding of the fate, effects, and potential
environmental consequences of contaminated, altered or redistributed
- Provide scientific support to facilitate effective regulatory decision making.
- Provide a neutral forum and focal point for collaborative identification, evaluation, and resolution of scientific issues.
- Provide a forum for organizing sessions at annual meetings and
organizing workshops to address scientific issues associated with the
assessment and management of contaminated sediments.
- Provide a mechanism to publish journal articles and books associated with the assessment and management of sediments.
The steering committee is querying potential members of the
SEDAG to help establish priorities for first activities of the SEDAG.
The SEDAG will likely meet at the fall meetings of SETAC NA and at the spring meetings of SETAC Europe.
Members of the steering group:
- Wolfgang Ahlf, Technical University Hamburg, Germany
- Sabine Apitz, SEA Environmental Decisions, UK
- Mark Crane, Watts & Crane Associates, UK
- Susanne Heise, BIS, Germany
- Henner Hollert, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- Christopher G. Ingersoll, U.S. Geological Survey, USA
- Paul Krause, ARCADIS U.S., Inc., USA
- Greg Schiefer, SETAC North America, USA
- Paul Sibley, University of Guelph , USA
- Stuart Simpson, CSIRO Land and Water, Australia