Centre of the Eawag/EPFL is the centre for applied ecotoxicology in Switzerland.
Its objective is to detect and assess the effects of chemicals on our
environment and to mitigate the associated risks. Focusing on knowledge management
as well as knowledge and technology transfer, it builds an important bridge
between research and application.
The Ecotox Centre functions as a knowledge hub and provides the dialog platform for experts from practice and science. With its own projects and in scientific cooperations, it fills gaps in applied ecotoxicology. Due to the active dialog with its stakeholders, the Ecotox Centre is able to detect current problems at a very early stage and contribute to their solution.
An important mission is to pass on expert knowledge and thus impart professional skills. Therefore, the employees are engaged in training and continuing education and make their accumulated knowledge and findings available as documentation.