Division conference

Annual meetings of the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology

Environment 2022: 06./07.09.2022 in Emden

After two years without personal meetings of the Division , we are pleased to invite you to our annual conference "Environment 2022" from September 5th to 7th, 2022. The Conference will take place at the Emden/Leer University of Applied Sciences in Emden under the motto "butene and inland - material cycles in the air / in the sea / on land". The scientific program is designed jointly by the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology and the SETAC GLB. "Buten und Binnen" means something like "outside and inside". In this sense, the Conference focuses on material cycles. With the thematic priorities set by the scientific committee, we invite you to shape “Environment 2022” with us. As with all of our Conferences , all contributions that improve our understanding of regional and global material cycles and the associated effects are of course welcome.

News & information about the environment 2022:


  • General Assembly meeting of the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology on September 7, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m
  • You can still submit posters. To do this, please send an email to Lukas Kruckenfellner. (Contributions received after August 16 can only be considered as an insert in the conference proceedings).
  • f you have not yet registered for the conference but would like to do so, you can register here.

As with the previous annual conferences, we remain true to ourselves and look forward to contributions from young scientists in German or English. Especially for the young there is on 5.9. in the run-up to the Conference , the "Young environmental chemistry Forum" (JUF), which is also organized in Emden by the "Young environmental chemistry & Ecotoxicology" group. This offers the opportunity to present publicly for the first time, but in a smaller group, to test the lecture for "Environment 2022" one last time or to expand one's own network. Further information will soon be available here: https://www.gdch.de/netzwerk-struktur/fachstruktur/umweltchemie-oekotoxikologie/veranstaltungen/juf.html.

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    Environment 2021: Anthropogenic substances in a changing world - assessment put to the test of reality

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    The Conference ?Environment 2021? will take place on 7./8. September 2021 will take place virtually. The motto of the Conference is ? Anthropogenic Substances in a Changing World - Assessment Put to the Test of Reality ?. The scientific program is designed jointly by the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry & Ecotoxicology and the SETAC GLB. Many thanks also to the working groups that have already contributed to this.

    We look forward to many exciting contributions from our Divisions members and hope that we may also meet at the informal get-together at ?Environment 2021?!

    Environment 2020

    The Environment 2020 Conference had to be canceled due to the corona pandemic or postponed to 2021.

    Environment 2018: September 9-12, 2018 in Münster

    "Environment 2018" is being organized at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster with the support of the Division and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - German Language Branch (SETAC GLB). The topics of the Conference include new analysis techniques and methods as well as their applications in environmental chemistry and ecotoxicological context, the occurrence and behavior of pollutants and trace substances in surface water, groundwater, soils, sediments and air, their accumulation, transformation and effect on terrestrial and aquatic organisms, taking into account various mechanisms of action and test procedures as well as concepts of assessment and regulation (e.g. . B. revaluation of PAHs in the amendment of the Federal Soil Protection Act). More conference Homepage

    Annual conference 2016: September 5-8, 2016 in Tübingen

    Lots of substances - big risk?
    Annual conference 2016 with the SETAC GLB

    How relevant are trace substances for humans and the environment? This question was at the center of the interesting specialist event. The Division specially organized the session: "Coals and coal-like substrates - behavior in the environment and binding of pollutants"

    ICCE 2015: September 20-25, 2015 in Leipzig

    15 EuCheMS International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment
    The most important Conference on environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology, the ICCE (2013 in Barcelona, 2011 in Zurich and 2009 in Stockholm) took place in Leipzig in 2015 with the participation of the Division and replaced the separate annual conference.

    Annual conference 2014: September 7-12, 2014 in Giessen

    "Research the basics, apply findings, impart knowledge"
    ?Courage to take risks? must have been the guiding principle of the hosts of this year's annual environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology conference in Gießen, Prof. Rolf-Alexander Düring and Prof. Klaus Peter Ebke, when they decided to move on from the previous one To deviate from the conference concept based on lectures and posters and to allow one day for practical demonstrations in the form of outdoor sessions. The courage was rewarded with a positive response from the almost 300 registered conference participants. More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/14

    "City, Country, River: Ecotoxicology in Urban Areas", September 23-26, 2013 in Essen

    The planned annual meeting of the GDCh Division in Wuppertal had to be canceled at short notice due to the low number of registrations. The Board of the Division was therefore very grateful that the Essen colleagues spontaneously offered to accept the GDCh colleagues who had registered their contributions for Wuppertal. Thus, the number of registrations, which also fell slightly at SETAC GLB, could be filled by the additional GDCh contributions.
    More Mitt. Umweltchem Ökotox 4/13

    Annual conference 2012: September 10-13, 2012 in Leipzig

    From 10.-13. September 2012, more than 200 scientists met for the 5th joint annual meeting of SETAC GLB and the GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology at the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, which was held under the motto "Recognize, examine, model - From the benefit of understanding ?.
    More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/2012

    ICCE 2011: September 11-15, 2011 in Zurich

    Participation in the 13th European environmental chemistry conference of EuCheMS, ICCE

    Instead of a conventional annual conference or a joint Conference with SETAC, the Division took part in the 13th European environmental chemistry Conference of EuCheMS, ICCE in 2011. The main organizer of the ICCE is the Division of Chemistry and the Environment of EuCheMS. On the part of the Division , Thomas Knacker and Gerhard Lammel were members of the Organizing Committee. In 2011 this conference was the European version of the annual meeting.

    "Environment 2010": September 6-9, 2010 in Dessau-Roßlau

    4. Joint annual meeting with SETAC-GLB
    Environment 2010 - From knowledge to decision

    With the Federal Environment Agency, an authority has taken over the organization of the conference for the first time and has proven that it is just as capable of this task as the previous academic organizers. The Division publication prize was also awarded at the Conference . To come to the fore: The local organizing committee has provided this proof, which in view of around 350 participants and around 100 lectures could not have been easy. This was not only due to the exemplary organization and the diverse supporting program, but also to the inspiring atmosphere of the conference building - the UBA headquarters in Dessau. More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/2010

    Annual conference 2009: September 23-25, 2009 in Trier

    Following the broad-based conference orientation, many aspects of the entry, behavior and effects of chemicals in water, soil and air were dealt with in around 70 lectures and over 60 posters. The topics "Monitoring and measuring networks", "Environmental specimen banks", "atmospheric chemistry chemistry, tropospheric aerosol", "Soil pollution" and "Environmental analysis" emerged as key areas.
    More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/2009

    Annual conference 2008: September 23-26, 2008 in Frankfurt am Main

    "New problem substances in the environment - recording, effects, solutions"
    3. Joint annual meeting of SETAC-GLB and GDCh Division of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

    The overarching motto of this year's Conference was "New problem substances in the environment - detection, effects and possible solutions". The focus was, for example, on pharmaceuticals, perfluorinated chemicals, pesticides and nanoparticles. ?New problematic substances? are considered to be substances that have either been introduced into the environment for a short time or have been present in the environment for decades and have only recently been perceived as problematic. The 300 participants from both societies demonstrated in an impressive way how important this topic is. More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/2008

    Annual conference 2007: October 26-28, 2007 in Osnabrück

    "From chemodynamics in ecosystems to substance evaluation. Methods, concepts and evaluations in the service of sustainable development"

    The annual conference spanned a range from material conversions in individual environmental compartments to material evaluation and from local to global problems. In around 60 lectures and almost 70 poster contributions, the 180 participants presented and discussed methods, concepts and evaluations. The scientific committee chaired by Professor Dr. Michael Matthies, Institute for Environmental Systems Research at the University of Osnabrück. More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/2007

    Annual conference 2006: October 04-06, 2006 in Halle (Saale)

    From the "end of pipe" strategy to sustainability

    The Division conference took place on the premises of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. In contrast to previous years, it was not a meeting of several Divisions or a lecture block within the GDCh annual conference, but an independently organized event. The range of topics was broad in order to be able to take into account as many current developments as possible in the field of environmental and pollutant research as well as sustainable chemistry and consumer protection. The leitmotif "The modern man in the ecosphere and technosphere" followed on from the tradition of earlier events. More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/2006

    Annual conference 2004: October 06-08, 2004 in Aachen

    2. Joint annual meeting with SETAC-GLB
    "Finding Boundaries, Overcoming Boundaries - Molecular Mechanisms and Ecosystem Processes"

    The colorful and interdisciplinary offer with 85 posters and 75 lectures provided a comprehensive overview of current environmental pollutant research and attracted 280 participants to the imperial city of Aachen (located in the triangle between Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium). Fortunately, the Dutch scientific organizations KNCV-MC (Royal Dutch Chemistry Society - Environmental Chemistry Section), VVM (Netherlands Association of Environmental Professionals), NVT-MT (Dutch Toxicology Society - Environmental Toxicology) and the European association FECS ( Federation of European Chemical Societies and Professional Institutions) in the design of the conference program. 30 scientists from other European countries took part in the mixed English and German-speaking Conference . More Mitt Umweltchem Ökotox 4/2004.

    Annual conference 2003: October 7-8, 2003 in Munich

    Chemistry, toxicology and the Environment

    Within the GDCH annual conference in 2003 in Munich, the Division with the content of three half-days (Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning and afternoon). The subject of the event was "Chemistry, toxicology and Environment" in order to include current developments in the field of molecular toxicology and at the same time to take into account the current discussion within the Division on a stronger integration of toxicological issues and their relation to environmental chemistry . More releases 4/2003

    Annual conference 2002: October 6-8, 2002 in Braunschweig

    1st joint annual meeting with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC, German Language Branch):
    "Research and development in the service of environmental and consumer protection"

    In addition to overview lectures, a large number of lectures and posters on the topics: "Ecosystem and material flow analysis / modeling", "Consumer protection / toxicology", "Aquatic and terrestrial systems (I - environmental monitoring, II - biocidal chemicals, III - Ecotoxicological test systems "," Atmosphere / climate "," Risk assessment / risk minimization "(I, II), as well as"sustainable chemistry, technology and training "will be presented.

    In terms of scientific success and in view of the joint activities of the three participating scientific societies, the TU Braunschweig, the BBA and the FAL, the annual conference can be assessed as very successful and future-proof.
    Werner H. Hauthal

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