Our project partner SYKE is designated by the Ministry of the Environment of Finland as the national reference laboratory in the environmental field, whose main tasks include the organisation of proficiency tests. Their experience in organising comparisons has been accumulated since the 1960s. SYKE is also providing training for professionals on water quality measurements.
What is a proficiency test?
Interlaboratory comparison and proficiency testing comprises a comparison, based on the evaluation of measurements of the same or similar items by two or more laboratories. It is a tool for laboratories to improve their operations, train the staff and get an external quality assessment of their performance.
How to get involved?
For more information and contact details, you can visit the Syke Proftest website in English.
There is a water quality measurement training event coming up on October 11th 2023 at 12.15 pm-15.45 pm for field operators at Sokos Hotel Vantaa, Hertaksentie 2, 01300 Vantaa. Distance participation is also possible. Please note, that this event is in Finnish, the program can be downloaded below. Registration is open until 15th September at SYKE training calendar. Price of training is 175 EUR (+ alv 24 %)/participant. Price is the same for distance participation.
On the same day at 9.30 am, there is a intercomparison test for field measurements for oxygen, temperature, pH, turbidity and conductivity measurements. The comparison is carried out at Kerava river, at the pier of Veininmylly Café, Tikkurilantie 42, 01300 Vantaa. Field operators can sign up here until 15th September, to test their equipment’s performance in the field. Participation fee is 375EUR+VAT 24% for results on one device, for additional devices 220EUR+VAT24%.