The year 2012 again was a year full of activities for EVISA meant to promote and advance the field of speciation analysis. About 1.2 Mio. users visited the EVISA web portal during the year and downladed more than 6.8 Mio pages from our portal.
EVISA has initiated, coordinated, and supported activities meant to promote speciation analysis during the year 2012, with respect to:
- Giving presentations at conferences and symposia
- Giving short courses
- Participating in applied research
- Editing speciation related publications
EVISA participated with presentations at following conferences:
- ICP User meeting, Berlin, Germany, January 2012
- PittCon 2011 in Orlando, FL, USA, March 2012
- 6th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Loen, Norway, June 2012
- SCIX 2012 (FACSS 2012): The Great Scientific Exchange, Kansas City, Sep/Oct 2012
EVISA supported short courses related to speciation analysis organized during symposia and conferences, for example during:
Together with University of Münster (U. Karst) we invited authors to submit their publications in the field of Metallomics for a special issue of the journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, that will appear in Spring 2013.
Another activity of EVISA was once again the operation of EVISA's Data Center. EVISA's data center was improved,
enhanced and updated during the year 2012 in order to keep its position as the prenier information source in the domain of
trace element and speciation analysis:
We continued to inform about all aspects of trace elements and their
species with News
and added alltogether more than 780 pages
full of information during
the year, about 4 pages each working day. The content of the EVISA Data
center has actually surpassed more than 15,380 pages (see
the graph below). Since we also tried hard to keep all records and their
links alive, EVISA's News section is actually a section of hot topics
in speciation analysis.
In order to provide easy access to valuable
information we not only updated excisting links but also created new link pages for different topics:
These link pages are used for cross-linking between internal and external resources.
We also published new "Brief summaries" for speciation relevant topics and some techniques used in speciation analysis, meant to give easy access to information about these topics:
Our website attracted about 1.2 Mio. visitors during the year 2012, which is a
significant growth of 16% although a less pronounced growth in comparison to 2011.
Unfortunately, part of the visibility of our site is dictated by the big search engines such as google, which are changing their ranking policy quite often in a non transparent way with
respect to content quality indicators. Related EVISA Resources EVISA's Web Portal User statistics of EVISA's web portal EVISA's web site viewed by the major search engines Development of the content of EVISA's data centre Third parties linking to EVISA Related EVISA News September 8, 2011: User community on EVISA's Website doubling during the last 6 months January 12, 2011: EVISA's activities during the year 2010
December 11, 2009: EVISA's activities during the year 2009 December 15, 2008: A short review of EVISA's activities during the year 2008
December 16, 2007: Three years EVISA Newsletter - Four years EVISA website - Time to take stock
December 17, 2006: Two years Speciation Newsletter - Three years of EVISA web site operation - Accomplishments and Future Perspectives
December 16, 2005: One year EVISA speciation Newsletter - Two years of EVISA web site operation - Time to look back
last time modified: January 16, 2013