Monitoring of long-range transboundary air pollution, hazardous substances in lakes

Updated 2012-07-26

To detect changes in concentrations of metals and POPs in lake sediments

Time frame

Project time span
1986 -
Data collection
1986 -
Data processing
1986 -
Data reporting
1986 -

Contact information

Contact person
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At Norwegian Protection Control Authority (NPCA): Ola Glesne ( The programme is operated by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) on behalf of NPCA. Contact person: Sigurd Rognerud (
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Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied

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.

The monitoring programme includes measurements of approximately 50 metals and and some few POPs (mainly PAH, PCB)

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 Water Research (NIVA)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

is directly involved in sampling, analyses and reporting Networks: Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (UNECE LRTAP), International Cooperative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring Effects of Air Pollution on Rivers and Lakes (ICP Waters), International Cooperative Programme on Modelling and Mapping of Critical Levels and Loads and Air Pollution Effects, Risks and Trends (ICP M&M)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

No, only data on concentrations.

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