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Norwegian accreditation

Accreditation scope for

TEST 079

Akvaplan - niva AS

Laboratoriet

Framsenteret,
Postboks 6606 Stakkevollan
9296 TROMSØ

Telephone: Tlf. 77 75 03 00
E-mail: info@akvaplan.niva.no
Internet: http://www.akvaplan.niva.no
The laboratory meets the requirements in

NS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017




Accreditation includes:
The administrative / geographical unit:
Akvaplan - Niva AS
Hjalmar Johansensgt. 14
9007 TROMSØ



Permanent facility
P12 Chemical analysis
Object
Parameter
Reference standard
Internal method identity
Comment
Object
Biological material (fish/seafood, molluscs, roe), fish feed.
Parameter
Mercury
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
Hg-b
Comment
Method based on US EPA method 7473. Thermal decomposition, amalgamation and AAS.
Object
Soil and sediment
Parameter
Grain Size Distribution
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
KORN-s
Comment
Sieving wet/dry. Method based on Bale, A.J. & Kenny, A.J. In 2005. Sediment analysis and seabed characterization.
Object
Marine biological materials (seafood, marine oils, eggs, molluscs, roe)
Parameter
PAH
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
PAH-b-lut/msd
Comment
GC/MSD. 16 individual compounds and the sum, dibenzothiophene, 9 methylated compounds and the sum
Object
Foods, fish feed, marine biological material (seafood, marine oils, eggs, molluscs, roe, algae
Parameter
Total lipid content
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
EOM
Comment
Gravimetry
Object
Crude Oils/ Oil
Parameter
Relative density, and API Gravity
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
Relative density, and API Gravity
Comment
Method based on ASTM D5002:16, ASTM D4052:16 Digital Density Meter
Object
Sediment
Parameter
Total residue
Reference standard
NS 4764
Internal method identity
TS-s
Comment
Drying /weighing
Object
Sediment
Parameter
Total hydrocarbon (THC)
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
THC-s-fid
Comment
GC/FID
Object
Sediment
Parameter
Total organic material
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
TOM-s
Comment
Weight loss by combustion. Method based on NS 4764 (1980)
Object
Sediment
Parameter
Determination of bound nitrogen (TNb)
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
TNb-s
Comment
Method based on NS-EN 16168:2012. Electrochemical Detection (ECD)
Object
Sediment
Parameter
Determination of total organic carbon (TOC)
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
TOC-s
Comment
Soli-TOC. NDIR-detection. DIN 19539:2016
Object
Sediment
Parameter
PAH
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
PAH-s-msd
Comment
GC/MSD. 16 individual compounds and the sum, dibenzothiophene, 9 methylated compounds and the sum
P21 Taxonomy
Object
Parameter
Reference standard
Internal method identity
Comment
Object
Marine soft-bottom fauna
Parameter
Sorting and species identification
Reference standard
NS-EN ISO 16665
Internal method identity
DP Benthos Lab - Sorting marine bottom-fauna DP Benthos Lab - dentification and Reference collection
Comment
Object
Litoral and sublittoral hard bottom
Parameter
Marine biological surveys of litoral and sublittoral hard substrates
Reference standard
NS-EN ISO 19493
Internal method identity
DP Marin hard bottom
Comment
Semi-quantitative and quantitative method
P31 Flexible accreditation
Object
Parameter
Reference standard
Internal method identity
Comment
Object
Sediment
Parameter
PAH-s, THC-s
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
Measurement principle accredited under P12: GC-FID and GC-MSD
Comment
An updated list of methods included in the flexible scope of accreditation, is available with the organization.
P32 Interpretations and opinions
Object
Parameter
Reference standard
Internal method identity
Comment
Object
Marine sediments
Parameter
Evaluation of environmental conditions
Reference standard
Internal method
Internal method identity
DP Reporting- Assessment and interpretation DP Marin soft bottom- reporting
Comment
Assessment of environmental conditions based on a composition of soft bottom fauna and physicochemical support parameters according to Guide 02:2018, revised October 2020. Assessment of environmental conditions based on chemical analysis of sediments according to Guide M-608:2016, revised October 2020.
Object
Marine sediments
Parameter
Opinions regarding environmental conditions
Reference standard
NS 9410
Internal method identity
DP Reporting- Evaluation and interpretation DP B surveys- reporting DP C surveys- reporting
Comment
Envoronmental survey of marine fish farms
Object
Marine soft bottom sediments
Parameter
Assessment of environmental conditions
Reference standard
M.300:2021
Internal method identity
DP Reporting- Evaluation and interpretation DP Environmental Surveys Marine ocean reporting
Comment
guidelines for environmental monitoring of offshore petroleum activities
Field sampling
P3003 Sampling on seabed sediments
Object
Parameter
Reference standard
Internal method identity
Comment
Object
Litoral and sublittoral hard bottom
Parameter
For marine biological surveys of litoral and sublittoral hard substrates
Reference standard
NS-EN ISO 19493
Internal method identity
DP Marin hard bottom - fieldwork
Comment
Semi-quantitative and quantitative registration
Object
Marine sublittoral soft-bottom fauna
Parameter
For marine soft-bottom macrofauna
Reference standard
NS-EN ISO 16665
Internal method identity
DP Marin soft bottom - fieldwork
Comment
Method based on sampling with grab and corer
Object
Marine sediments
Parameter
For chemical, physical, and geological analyses
Reference standard
NS-EN ISO 5667-19
Internal method identity
DP Environmental Surveys Marine sea- field work
Comment
Quantitative method based on sampling with grab and core samples
Object
Environmental monitoring of benthic impact from marine fish farms
Parameter
For chemical, sensory, geological and biological testing
Reference standard
NS 9410
Internal method identity
DP- Environmental studies Maritime sea- field work DP- Marin soft bottom- Field work DP C survey- Field work DP B survey- Field work
Comment
Environmental monitoring of aquaculture facilities (B and C surveys). Method based on sampling with grab and core samples.