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ANDROMEDA predictive tools for estimating microplastic analysis costs
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Meyers, N.; Kopke, K.; Buhhalko, N.; Mattsson, K.; Janssen, C.R.; Everaert, G.; De Witte, B.; Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Flanders Marine Institute; Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology and Aquatic Ecology (Ghent University); SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research and innovation (University College Cork); Department of Marine Systems (Tallinn University of Technology); Department of Marine Sciences (University of Gothenburg); (2023): ANDROMEDA predictive tools for estimating microplastic analysis costs. Marine Data Archive.
Contact: Meyers, Nelle

Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Predictive tools for estimating microplastic analysis costs were created based on a cost effectiveness analysis performed of microplastics analytics. To do so, data obtained from an online survey sent to experts in the field was used. more

The availability of many microplastic analysis methods is challenging for researchers and policy makers when tasked with choosing an optimal method for their research question and a given budget. To help tackle this problem, we created predictive tools that allow to identify the most cost-effective methods for specific microplastic analysis scenarios involving seawater samples. Moreover, the tools allow to calculate the total analysis cost of each method. The tools were created by performing a cost-effectiveness analysis of microplastic analytics using survey data acquired from experts in the field. To do so, first, six analysis method categories were created based on the obtained data. Next, total analysis cost for each of the six method categories was simulated, taking into account all labour and equipment costs. Three different tools were created based on the gross national income per capita (GNI p.c.) of the countries of employment of the respondents.

Environmental quality/pollution > Pollution levels & monitoring
Marine/Coastal, Cost-effectiveness analysis, Microplastics, Monitoring analysis costs, Predictive tools, ANE, Europe

Geographical coverage
ANE, Europe [Marine Regions]

Total analysis cost (€)

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw-, visserij en voedingsonderzoek (ILVO), moredata creator
Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen; Vakgroep Dierwetenschappen en Aquatische Ecologie; Laboratorium voor Milieutoxicologie (GhEnToxLab), moredata creatordata creator
Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creatordata creator
University College Cork; SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine research and innovation (MaREI), moredata creator
Tallinn University of Technology; Department of Marine Systems, moredata creator
University of Gothenburg; Faculty of Science; Department of Marine Sciences, moredata creator

ANDROMEDA: Analysis techniques for quantifying nano-and microplastic particles and their degradation in the marine environment, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2023-10-31
Information last updated: 2023-10-31
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