Air deposition of heavy metals in Norway – Monitoring in mosses

Updated 2012-07-26

Survey trends in deposition of long range transported heavy metals and other elements in Norway. For this purpose concentrations in mosses are measured. In year 2000 and 2005 extra samples were taken in areas with metallurgic industry to map the local level of deposition.

Time frame

Project time span
1977 -
Data collection
1977 -
Data processing
1977 -
Data reporting
1977 -

Contact information

Contact person
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At Norwegian Protection Control Authority (NPCA): Ola Glesne ( The programme is operated by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (contact person: in cooperation with Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) on behalf of NPCA.
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Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Norway, continental

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Vanadium, chrome, iron, cobolt, nickel, copper, zink, gallium, arsene, cadmium, mercury, lead, antimony. In addition 42 other elements in 2005.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (NPCA), Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Norwegian University of Science and Technology is directly involved in sampling, analyses and reporting in cooperation with NILU. Networks: Stockholm Convention Global Monitoring Plan (Stockholm Convention Global Monitoring Plan), Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (UNECE LRTAP)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project


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