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Introduction to Regulatory Ecotoxicology

5-week online course | 2 hours per week

2021 dates TBC

Online Academy

Ecotoxicology is an essential practice which studies the effects toxic chemicals pose on biological organisms. Agrochemical companies are required to perform an ecotoxicological risk assessment to evaluate the effect their product will impose on the environment, with the aim to reduce and monitor the effects of pollution. As a mandatory requirement to the regulators and to the ecosystem surrounding the product, it is imperative to ensure you conduct your assessments effectively.

This online course offers a comprehensive overview of the regulatory ecotoxicology requirements for both aquatic and terrestrial environments. Over 9 modules will learn best practice for conducting risk assessments and learn about the data requirements needed to support your regulatory documentation of plant protection products (PPPs). You will also be introduced to endocrine disruptors, modelling and future developments in ecotoxicology to remain current with regulations and trends.

If you would like to start the course sooner than advertised simply get in contact with our training consultants by emailing [email protected] and we will arrange this for you as soon as possible.

  • Evaluate EU data requirements for ecotoxicology and outline upcoming changes to regulations
  • Understand the relationship between risk assessments and environmental fate data
  • Assess the specific risk assessments for aquatic organisms and terrestrial organisms, including bees
  • Explore the key developments and updates for endocrine disruptors
  • Gaining a better understanding of modelling techniques and applications
  • Develop your awareness of global ecotoxicology requirements
  • Learn what to expect from future guidance documents and test guidelines

John P. Carbone

John P. Carbone is the director of his own ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment consultancy which specialises in study management, exposure analysis and chemical risk assessments. John has over 25 years’ experience as Senior Scientist and Consultant for Ecotoxicology at The Rohm and Haas Company, The Dow Chemical Company and Exponent Inc. and is particularly adept at regulatory program development, ecotoxicity studies, interpreting environmental fate data and risk assessments for industrial, biocidal and agricultural chemicals.

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to gain a broad overview of regulatory trends and requirements in agrochemical ecotoxicology including those who are:

• New to regulatory ecotoxicology or wishing to update their knowledge
• Moving into regulatory ecotoxicology from other areas within agrochemicals
• In other areas of the agrochemical industry who would find knowledge of regulatory ecotoxicology useful for their role

ATI online academies are perfect for busy professionals as they require just 2 hours per week of your time, and include an interactive forum for you to ask direct questions about challenges you are facing to expert course leaders.

Modules are released on a weekly basis so you can pace yourself alongside your peers and you will have access to a comprehensive set of assets to support your learning such as video content, quizzes and case studies.


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ATI is committed to delivering learning programmes, both online and face-to-face, which drive the growth of the agrochemical industry by developing the knowledge and competencies of professionals. Upon completion of this course you will receive a digital certificate which can be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and shared through social media to demonstrate your professional development to the industry. Once your course is completed you will receive instructions for how to obtain and share the certificate.

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