Monitoring of long-transportated contaminants in Greenland biota (AMAP CORE) 2016-2018

Updated 2016-11-01

AMAP Core project 2016-2018 is a continuation of previous project which was initiated in 1994. The programme is a monitoring programme of contaminant concentrations in Greenland animals with the objective to follow the temporal trends. The programme includes also screening of contaminants of emergent concerns of selected samples and in some cases retrospective studies of such compounds. Monitoring of temporal trends of effects and biomarkers in samples of polar bears is also included.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

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

Contact information

Contact person
Frank Riget
Address

ffr@bios.au.dk

Email
kd.ua.soib@rff

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Heavy metals
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Freshwater fish
Marine fish
Marine mammals

Geography

Regions studied
Greenland, East
Greenland, West

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Yes-all
Data centres
Marine TDC
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports

During the years many key publications has been produced

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
Yes
Specimen banking information

Stored in -20 C at the Institute., In princip for ever

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.

You should consult key publications

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

analyses done by accredited labs

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project

local hunters are involved in the sample collection

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