A Much Smarter Way to Site Characterisation – Incremental Sampling Method (ISM)
This ALGA webinar will introduce Incremental Sampling Methodology (ISM) as a tool for improved site characterisation, focusing on the practical application of Pierre Gy’s “Theory of Sampling” and his use of “Decision Units” to drive more effective and efficacious approaches to sampling.
The US Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) first started the development of ISM in 2009. Technical challenges were identified following February 2012 publication of the first ISM manual and an ITRC Working Group is currently working to publish a revised manual by September 2020.
Suggested pre-webinar reading for interested participants includes:
ITRC (2020) ISM Public page at: https://www.itrcweb.org/Team/Public?teamID=11
Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (2017) An overview of Pierre Gy’s Contribution to Sampling” (https://www.ausimmbulletin.com/feature/overview-pierre-gys-contribution-sampling/); and
AECOM (2016) YouTube short course by Jeffrey Myers (13 public video clips totalling just under an hour) at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7j72ZI2H96nDSzPNishcRMo28xTO1BQx.
We will conclude the session with audience driven questions and answers. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any detailed aspects of the subject you would like addressed.
Ross is AECOM’s Chief Environmental Scientist for Australia and New Zealand who has a passion to continuous improvement for our contaminated land industry.
Ross recently presented on the ISM protocols to the NSWEPA Site Auditor’s Meeting and he is keen to share this tool with ALGA, for the significant improvement in site characterisation.