Ecogeochemical mapping of the eastern Barents Region (Barents Ecogeochemistry)

Updated 2013-01-26

Geochemical mapping project based on multimaterial and -elemental method covering the NW Russia and adjacent areas of Finland and Norway. NW-Russia is of strategic importance not only for Europe but also for the sosio-economic development of the whole Russia for its richness in natural resources. Their use must be based on environmentally acceptable principles. In addition, within the area exist numerous industrial centres whose environmental impacts are unknown. The information produced by the project is significant for the future development of the area and remedial measures of the environment. The project lead by the applicant, will be carried out in 1999-2003 in cooperation with Russian and Norwegian partners.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Completed
Project time span
1998 - 2003
Data collection
1999 - 2002
Data processing
2000 - 2003
Data reporting
2000 - 2003

Contact information

Contact person
Reijo Salminen
Address
Geological Survey of Finland P.O.Box 96 FIN- 02151 Espoo Finland
Phone
+358 205 5011
Fax
+358 205 5012
Email
if.ktg@nenimlas.ojier
Other project contacts
Dr. Ron Boyd Geological Survey of Norway N- 7491 Trondheim, Norway tel. +47 73 90 43 21 fax +47 73 92 16 20 e-mail: Rognvald.Boyd@ngu.no Victor Chekushin SC "Mineral" Veselnaya 6 199106 St. Petersburg Russia tel. +7 812 322 79 33 fax. +7 812 322 20 25 e-mail:frank@DF3136.spb.edu

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Acidification parameters
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Petroleum hydrocarbons
Radionuclides
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Freshwater sediments
Higher plants
Ice/snowpack
Marine sediments
Mosses
Precipitation/snow
Soil/Humus

Geography

Regions studied
Barents Sea
Fennoscandia
Finland
Kola Peninsula
Lapland
Norway
Pechora river
Pechora Sea
Russia
Russia, Northwest
Scandinavia
Stations or areas where observations are made

60 deg N - 72 deg N, 22 deg E - 60 deg E 9 catchments: complete soil profile, organic layer, stream water, minerogenic stream sediment, moss, vegetation. 30 special sampling sites: complete soil profile, organic layer, stream water, minerogenic stream sediment, organic stream sediment, moss, vegetation, precipitation. 1550 ordinary sites: subsoil, organic layer, moss, stream water, minerogenic or organic stream sediment. All samples analysed for around 50 parameters Including e.g. heavy metals. All organic layer samples analysed for radionuclides. Part of organic layer samples analysed also for hydrocarbons.

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
Project data base, all data will be published, will be available to AMAP when ready.
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
http://weppi.gtk.fi/publ/negatlas/ [accessed 12.10.2012] Salminen, R., Chekushin, V., Reimann, C.&Tenhola, M 1999, A new project: Ecogeochemical mapping of the eastern part of the Barents region. In Gregorauskiene V. (Ed.) Environmental geochemical baseline mapping in Europe, Abstracts of the 2nd Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, September 1-4. 1999, pp.71-74 Bogatyrev, I, Chekushin, V., Reimann, C., Tenhola, M., Tomilina, O., Glavatskih, S.P., Selenok, L.M., Gregorauskiene, V. and Salminen R.1999. Catchment study 1999 - detailed description of the nine catchments. - Issledowanie wodosbora 1999 - detalxnoe opisanie dewqti wodosborow. Geological Survey of Finland, Report S/44/0000/3/1999 Volden, T., Reimann, C. and Dagestad A. 1999. Precipation Sampling Manual, Barents Ecogeochemistry. NGU Report 99.128. 9 pages. Reimann, C., Chekushin, V., Salminen, R.and Tenhola, M., 2000. The Barents Ecogeochemistry Project. 24.Nordiske Geologiske Vintermøte, Trondheim, Norway, 6.-9. Jan. 2000, Geonytt Nr.1, 2000: 142-143. Gegorauskiene, V., Salminen, R., Reimann, C. and Chekushin V. 2000. Field Manual for Barents Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report S/44/0000/2/2000 Geological Survey of Finland, Report S/44/0000/3/2000, Espoo Tenhola, M., Chekushin, V., Reimann, C. and Salminen, R. 2000. Barents Ecogeochemistry - first results from a new environmental geochemical project. Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry, Cape Town, April, 2000. Conference abstracts and scientific programme, p. 33. Stumpfl E.F., Felfernig, A. & Gregurek, D. 2000 Environmental mineralogy in the international Kola and Barents Projects. In: Kojonen, K., Carlson, L. Hölttä, P. & Lahti S. (eds) MSF Mini-Symposium, extended abstracts, Geological Survey of Finland, Guide 48, 81 - 83. Salminen, R., Chekushin V., Reimann C. and Tenhola M. 2000. Barents ecogeochemistry - a new contribution to the global geochemical baselines programme. 31st International Geological Congress, Abstracts Volume (CD-ROM) Salminen, R. 2000. Results of the catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. - summary of technical reports. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/1/2000 Tenhola, M. and Salminen, R. 2000. Results of C-horizon - technical report from the catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/2/2000 Chekushin, V., Tomilina, O. and Glavatskih, S. 2000. Distribution of elements in the organic layer from the catchment stage of the Barents ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/3/2000 Jensen, H. 2000. Results of humus PAH- and PCB-analyses - technical report from the catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/4/2000 Tenhola, M.. 2000. Results of stream sediment-analyses - technical report from the catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/5/2000 Nikitichev, A, Chekushin V. and Lavretsova A. 2000. Stream water geochemistry according to sampling data from catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/6/2000 Niskavaara, H.2000. Sample preparation and analytical methods used in the analyses of samples of Barents Ecogeochemistry project in 1999. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/7/2000 Felfernig, A. Neinavaie, H. and Stumpfl, E.F. 2000. Preliminary mineralogical results from soil samples (O-horizon) of the international Barents project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/8/2000 Reimann, C. 2000. Results of moss-analyses - technical report from the catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/9/2000 Reimann, C. 2000. Results of plant-analyses - technical report from the catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/10/2000 Kashulina, G. and Gregorauskiene, V. 2000. Complete soil profiles - technical report from the catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/11/2000 Salminen, R. 2000. Radionuclides, comparison of Finnish and Russian results - technical report from the catchment stage of BARENTS Ecogeochemistry project. Geological Survey of Finland, Report No. S/41/0000/12/2000 Bogatyrev, I., Yegorov, A., Chekushin, V., Zhdanova, L., Lavretsova, A., Tenhola. M., Korhonen, J., Reimann, C. 2000. Digital basemaps for the computer database of the joint Russian-Finnish-Norwegian project of Ecogeochemical mapping in the eastern Barents region in 1999-2003. Proceedings of International Conference GIS Sustainable Development of Territories, Vol. 1. Apatity, Russia 2000.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Yes

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.

See technical reports and field manual (listed above). Laboratories of Geological Surveys of Finland and Norway.

QA/QC Information (what QA/QC procedures are implemented, laboratories involvment in QA/QC activities, model verification/validation routines, etc.)

Most of analytical methods accreditated according EN 45001

Additional Information

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

Russia: State Company Mineral Central Kola Expedition Arkhangelskgeologorazvedka Poljarnouralgeologia VNIIOkeangeologia VSEGEI IMGRE St Petersburg State University St. Petersburg Mining Institute Kola Scientific Centre RAS Karelia Scientific Centre RAS Arctic and Antarctic Institute Voeikov Great Geophysical Observatory Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Leningrad regional centres of the Hydrometeorological Survey of North Western Russia. Finland: Helsinki Univesity, geology department Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority Austria: University of Leoben, geology departement Lithuania: Geological Survey of Lithuania Major partners which have a position in the Steering Committee are Department of Natural Resources of the North -West Region Northern Committee of Natural Resources Geological Survey of Finland Geological Survey of Norway

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