Improving the knowledge base for environmental risk assessment for the use and discharge of offshore chemicals in Arctic seas

Updated 2018-09-28

The aim of the project is to clarify whether there is a need to provide additional requirements for the approval of offshore chemicals that are being used / discharged into arctic sea areas in Greenland, including requirements for tests where the deterioration of offshore chemicals is investigated by arctic conditions and with arctic bacteria, as well as that bioaccumulation and / or toxicity should be investigated on organisms eg high-arctic watercourses. The project will illustrate the decomposition, bioaccumulation and toxicity of chemicals with water and organisms collected in high-arctic areas and investigated under high-arctic conditions.The project's results seek to strengthen the basis for environmental assessment underlying the use and disposal of offshore chemicals in Arctic waters. 

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
2016 - 2018
Data collection
2016 - 2017
Data processing
2017 - 2017
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Kim Gustavson

Kim Gusatsvon

Senior Scientist

DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Institute for Bioscience, University of Aarhus

Frederiksborgvej 399, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

Phone: +45 3018 3113, E-mail:


+45 30183113

Parameters and Media

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


Regions studied
Stations or areas where observations are made

Arctic Station, Disko Island, Greenland

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

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


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