Title: International organization for standardization (ISO) 
Resource Type: web links 
Language(s): English
French
 
Producers or distributor ISO Central Secretariat 
Author / Producer Type: Standards association 
Web link for product information: http://www.iso.org  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Information sources
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Initial studies
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Reporting
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling strategy
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site description
Sediments
Soil-->Soil Overview
 
Short description: ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 153 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. 
Long description: ISO is a non-governmental organization: its members are not, as is the case in the United Nations system, delegations of national governments. Nevertheless, ISO occupies a special position between the public and private sectors. This is because, on the one hand, many of its member institutes are part of the governmental structure of their countries, or are mandated by their government. On the other hand, other members have their roots uniquely in the private sector, having been set up by national partnerships of industry associations. ISO has an on-line catalogue and ordering system. 
Submitted By: Dr Denise Lambkin WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 12/10/2005