eOde organises a practical training in installation of passive samplers in karst springs on April 28, 2020 in Neuchâtel. The training will be given in French only and is supported by the FOEN. It can be integrated in the preparation of the CAS SIPOL as an “external course”. Participants will receive a practical manual for samplers installation. Flyer of the training can be downloaded HERE and registration form is available HERE.


In 2018, the Federal Office for the Environment developed a specific approach for investigating and assessing polluted sites located in a karst catchment area and published an enforcement aid on the topic. The goal is to take into account the conditions under which pollutants are transported in a karst environment. The approach uses karst springs as monitoring points for groundwater quality. Integrative passive samplers can be used at the springs to measure average pollutant concentrations over a period of several weeks, thus integrating the fluctuations in concentrations and flows commonly observed in karst outflows.


The training is intended for professionals in polluted sites who want to know how integrative passive samplers work, how to use SorbiCell samplers in karst springs and to interpret analytical results in the context of the Ordinance on Polluted Sites (OSites).


The training includes introduction lectures on the regulation context and passive samplers, followed by a practical workshop for installing SorbiCell samplers in water in Neuchâtel.

Information and registration

Registrations can be made online using the form available HERE until March 27, 2020.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us by phone (079 485 42 07) or by email (sabinebrocero@eode.ch).


The training costs CHF 500 and includes lunch, coffee breaks and course materials in digital form.


This training will take place at the HUB space in Neuchâtel, rue des Terreaux 7. The location is at about ten minutes walk from Neuchâtel train station.