• Microscopic benthic diatoms analysis of rivers and lakes; according to the Standards:
    • CEN – EN 13946 Water Quality – Guidance for the routine sampling and preparation of benthic diatoms from rivers and lakes.
    • CEN – EN 14407 Water Quality – Guidance standard for the identification, enumeration and interpretation of benthic diatom samples from running waters.
  • Sampling, pretreatment and preparation of slides of benthic diatoms.
  • Identification and counting valves at the level of species and variety whenever possible.
  • Calculation of ecological quality indexes: IPS, CEE, IBD, EPI-D, TDI, etc.
  • Assessment of Ecological Status Quality of surface water bodies (rivers and lakes) based on the benthic diatoms indexes, EQR’s calculation, following the WFD guidelines.
  • Elaboration of technical reports and interpretation of results based on benthic diatom analysis in rivers and lakes.
  • Diatoms analysis for application in paleolimnology.