Transport of Hg to marine coastal areas from tthe terrestrial monitoring areas near Zackenberg and Nuuk

Updated 2010-02-26

In the Arctic the warming climate is expected to increase the meltning of glaciers, reducing the permafrost and increase the biologial activities. This may have consequences for the transportations of Hg from the terrestrcal ecosystems to the marine coastal areas. The project will investigate the influence of warming climate on the transportation of Hg to marine cooastal areas.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
2009 - 2011
Data collection
2009 - 2010
Data processing
2010 - 2011
Data reporting
2011 - 2011

Contact information

Contact person
Frank Riget
Section Contaminants, Effects and Marine Mammals Department of Arctic Environment National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus Frederiksborgvej 399 PO. Box 358 DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Tel: +45 4630 1948 (direct)
Fax: +45 4630 1914

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Heavy metals
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Heavy metals

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
If the porject turns into monitorings proposed, data will be stored to a TDC
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.

Sampling of river waters, filtrations, anaysing of THg

Additional Information

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