Thomson Unicomarine: NMBAQC auditors
For the past 17 years, Thomson Unicomarine have been appointed auditors for the National Marine Biological Analytical Quality Control (NMBAQC) scheme for the following three core components:
- benthic invertebrate
- particle size
The NMBAQC scheme, the only one of its kind, sets the standard for assessment of marine biological data contributing to UK national and European monitoring programmes and is intended to develop and promote best practice in relation to sampling and analysis procedures.
As part of the BEQUALM (Biological Effects Quality Assurance Monitoring programme), the NMBAQC scheme is open to participants across the European Union and has recently been expanded to include laboratories operating in all OSPAR regions. To apply please contact NMBAQC.
Our marine sample analysis quality guarantee
As we are responsible for the implementation of three of the Scheme’s core components, all of our auditing work is under scrutiny by the participating laboratories and the steering committee. There are also additional procedures in place for the auditing of samples analysed by Thomson Unicomarine and we follow additional quality control by means of external audits.
A copy of the all important ‘Statement of Performance’ certificate (Year 16) can be downloaded here.
Continuing service to standards in marine ecology
More information can be found on the Scheme's website www.nmbaqcs.org.
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