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Thank you for your interest in WEDA's webinar, "Sediment Sampling 101-Understanding Equipment and Methods to Meet Your Project Needs". A special thanks to Michael Mettler at Normandeau Associates for presenting this highly informative and educational webinar and Kathryn Thomas for facilitating. 

The links to view the webinar online and the webpage are below. 

When occurred: 
Tuesday, December 20. 2022, 
1:00 PM EST



Principal Environmental Scientist

Zoom Facilitator: Kathryn Thomas, Vice President, ANAMAR Environmental Consulting, Inc.

General Webinar Overview:  

Sediment samples are collected for chemical, physical, toxicological, and biological analysis. Collection techniques should be evaluated and chosen for each sampling site and each sampling purpose. Choosing the most appropriate sampling device and technique depends on the purpose of the sampling, the location of the project, and the characteristics of the sediment.

In this program, we will discuss equipment and methods to sample sediments. We will cover the strengths and weaknesses of the most common techniques and equipment to help you better choose which will best fulfill your project needs. We will also discuss what information you should provide to get the best quotes from your subcontractors.

PDH Credit:

A certificate for one (1) professional development hour will be available for all participants who attend this webinar or view the recorded webinar online. 

Presenter Bio:

Principal Environmental Scientist

Mr. Mettler has extensive experience as a group manager, project manager, and field supervisor, and brings over 25 years of experience in all types of environmental sampling with a specialty in sediment sampling. Having been involved with almost every aspect of sediment projects (from permitting and planning to execution and reporting) he has a tremendous wealth of knowledge to pull from.

Mr. Mettler has personally collected thousands of sediment samples from over 20 states using a wide range of sampling equipment from surface grabs, piston corers, and vibracore technology. He has worked on everything from small dock dredging projects to very large multi-year/multi-phase remediation projects on bodies of water ranging from swamps and ponds to large rivers, lakes, and oceans.



Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you online! 

~ WEDA Education Commission