'NAR-2000' expedition

Updated 2001-03-20

The 'NAR-2000' expedition was performed during August-September 2000. The overall programme of work includes: - monitoring of pollution in air, waters and bottom sediments of freshwater lakes, soils and terrestrial vegetation - soil/botanical studies - visual and remote sensing (aerial photos and video surveys) studies of damage to soil and vegetation cover. Samples of river water and bottom sediments from 25 freshwater bodies and samples from 16 terrestrial sites in the area of the Varandey and Toravey oil fields were taken for chemical analyses.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1998 - 2000
Data collection
1998 - 2000
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Yuri S. Tsaturov
Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Novovagankovsky Street 12 123242 Moscow Russia
+7 095 252 24 29
+7 095 255 24 00

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Heavy metals
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Petroleum hydrocarbons
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Freshwater sediments
Higher plants
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

additional parameters in water/sediments/soils: standard hydrochemical indices, non-polar aliphatic hydrocarbons and volatile aromatic hydrocarbons, detergents and individual phenols (alkyl-, chlorine-, and nitro-derivatives)


Regions studied
Pechora river
Other areas
Pechora basin, Varandey and Toravey oil fields
Stations or areas where observations are made

Varandey and Toravey oil field area (ca. 68-69 N and 57-59 E) air/aerosol - 6 stations, 6 samples for HM (heavy metals), OCs (organochlorines), PCB, PAH river/lake water - 28 stations, 28 samples for O2, BOD, COD, pH, Eh, alkalinity, nutrients, HM, OCs, PCB, OH (oil hydrocarbons), NAH (non-polar aliphatics), PAH, VAH (volatile aromatics), phenols, detergents bottom sediments - 28 stations, 28 samples for GMC (granulometric composition), HM, OCs, PCB, OH, NAH, PAH, VAH, phenols, detergents soil - 16 stations, 16 samples for GMC (granulometric composition), HM, OCs, PCB, OH, NAH, PAH, VAH, detergents terrestrial vegetation - 16 stations, 16 samples for HM, OCs, PCB, PAH

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?
Data will be made available to AMAP in summarised form
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.

Work executed by Regional Centre 'Monitoring of the Arctic' (RCMA)

Additional Information

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