For laboratory personnel who perform environmental trace element analysis, it can be a difficult task to stay up-to-date with changes in legislation, regulation, methodology, and research. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has launched the online Environmental Resource Center to make the job easier. The forum is designed as a source of information for those in the environmental field, providing technical advice to help with trace element analysis. The resource also allows users to view and download a variety of new environmental application notes, scientific posters, and technical guides. In addition, an online library features information on the latest regulations and research. It can be accessed at www.thermo.com/erc.