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Chair
Alan J. Jones
Co-Chair
Paul K. Sibley

 

Welcome

The primary purpose of SETAC Interest Groups (IGs) is to provide a venue for scientists with an interest in a particular scientific topic to share knowledge and expertise and advance the topic. Participation in all IGs is open to all interested parties. If you are not already a member of this IG and would like to be, make sure you are signed in to your SETAC account then click "Join Group” near the top of this page.

Mission

SEDIG 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 sediments.
  • 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.

Scope

The scope of SEDIG 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 SEDIG 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 Interest Group will be established. SEDIG, 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.

Working Groups

As needed, ad hoc working groups form within SEDIG to address specific topics.

Operations

  • The IG Steering Committee holds periodic conference calls.
  • The IG typically holds one or two formal meeting per year at the SETAC major geographic unit Annual Meeting.
  • Please contact the chair for further information

Group Charter

Operating Guidelines

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