Monitoring of oil and hazardous substances transport into and status in Norwegian coastal and oceanic waters

Updated 2017-10-18

1. Monitor transport of oil and hazardous substances from all sources into Norwegian coastal and oceanic waters through modelling, calculations and measurements. 2. Monitor contaminant status in selected indicators (biota, sediments, water, air, acidification). 3. Collect samples for the Norwegian Environmental Sample Bank. 4. Supply data for the Norwegian Integrated Management Plans The programme is operated by Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) on behalf of NPCA in cooperation with Norwegian Institute of Air Research (NILU), Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR), The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES) and Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA). - Locations: Norwegian marine waters (see attached map). Main gaps: New stations/indicators/parameters will be included when needed in the integrated management plans

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2009 -
Data collection
2009 -
Data processing
2009 -
Data reporting
2009 -

Contact information

Contact person
- -
Address

Erik Syvertsen

Email
on.tfs@nestrevys.kire

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol
Seawater/suspended particulate matter

Geography

Regions studied
Norway

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

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.

- Main components: SO2, SO4--, Sum (NO3-+HNO3), Sum (NH4++NH3), CO, NO2, Na+, Cl-, K+, Ca++, Mg++ - Hazardous organic substances, gas + particulate: PAH (minimum PAH-16), α- Heksaklorsykloheksan (HCH), γ-heksaklorsykloheksan (HCH), tr-chlordane, cis-chlordane, tr-nonachlor, cis-nonachlor, HCB, PCB-7, polybromated diphenyl ethers (PBDE, minimum included BDE-47,99,100,153,154,183,196, 206, 209) - Hazardous, organic substances, particulate: PFOS, 6:2 FTS, PFOSA, PFBS, PFHxS, PFDcS, PFBA, PFHxA, PFHpA, PFOA, PFNA, PFDcA, PFUnA, - Heavy metals: Pb, Hg, Cd, Zn, Cu, Ni, Cr, Co, As, Mn, V - Measured by passive sampling at Andøya, Bjørnøya and Jan Mayen: PAH-16, α-HCH, γ- HCH, HCB, PCB-7, PBDE (Minimum included BDE-47,99,100,153,154,183,196,206,209) Variables measured in precipitation: - Main components: pH, Conductivity, SO4-, NO3-, NH4+, Na+, Cl-, K+, Ca++, Mg++ - Hazardous organic substances: α-HCH, γ-HCH, HCB, PCB-7 Variables measured in cod (Gadus morhua): - Heavy metals: Fat weight, Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, Ni, As, Hg, - Hazardous organic substances: Fat weight, PCB (CB-28,-52,-101,-105,-118,-138,-153,-156,180), 5-CB, α-HCH, γ-HCH, HCB, DDT, DDD, DDE, PBDE (minimum included: BDE-28, 47, 99, 100, 153 154, 183, 196, 206 and 209), PFOS, 6:2 FTS, PFOSA, PFBS, PFHxS, PFDcS, PFBA, PFHxA, PFHpA, PFOA, PFNA, PFDcA, PFUnA. - Radioactivity: Cs-137, Po-210 Variables measured in water: - Radiocativity: Ra-226, Po-210, Pu-239/240, Am-241, Ra-228, PB-210, Sr-90, Tc-99, Cs-137 Variables measured in sediments: - Main components: Dry matter, total organic carbon, - Heavy metals: Cd, Pb, Cu, Zn, Ni, As, Hg, Al (as normalisation parameter) - Hazardous organic substances: PCB (CB-28,-52,-101,-105,-118,-138,-153,-156,-180), αHCH, γ-HCH, HCB, DDT, DDD, DDE, THC, PBDE (minimum included: BDE-28, 47, 99, 100, 153 154, 183, 196, 206 og 209), PFOS - Radioactivity: Cs-137, Pu-239/240, Am-241, Ra-226, Pb210 Some additional parameters are included in the programme certain years.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (NPCA), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (IMR), Norwegian National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Norwegian Institute of Water Research (NIVA). Networks: Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (UNECE LRTAP), European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP), Oslo and Paris Conventions for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR), Comprehensive Atmospheric Monitoring Programme, OSPAR (CAMP OSPAR), Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP)

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