German Environmental Specimen Bank - how does it work?

Created at November 12, 2012

Visit us at Berlin's urban rail station Friedrichstrasse on 19 November and learn about the life-cycle of a specimen from sampling to the archive.

What is awaiting you?

From sampling to the archive

  • Fish sampling with living fish, fishing equipment and a laboratory vehicle (University of Trier)
  • Sampling of suspended particulate matter (Free University Berlin) and soil sampling (Fraunhofer Institute IME)
  • Authentic environmental samples from the archive (Fraunhofer Institute IME)
  • the "Labor der Zukunft", an innovative lab truck (Fraunhofer Institute IBMT)
  • interesting facts about the new archive for human samples (Fraunhofer Institute IBMT)

The chemical analysis of the samples

  • Results and information on chemical analyses (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and Eurofins GfA GmbH Hamburg)

Do it yourself: Hits for kids

  • an interactive booth for children and adolescents with sample preparation (Fraunhofer Institute IME)

Where can I find more information when I am back home?

  • the website of the German ESB (Federal Environment Agency): Tips on data search, newsfeeds and more


Dorothea-Schlegel-Platz, urban rail station (S-Bahnhof) Friedrichstrasse, Berlin
From 9.30 h to 16.00 h, the ESB team will be around and looks forward to welcoming you!

Associated events

November 18, 2012

German Environmental Specimen Bank: Infotainment at Berlin's urban rail station Friedrichstrasse

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