UV-radiation in Norway

Updated 2016-05-02

The UV-monitoring network has provided 15 years of high quality, continuous measurements of solar UV radiation. The network is the hub of all activities related to UV forecasting and information to the public, aiming to reduce the high number of cases of acute and chronic negative health effects from excessive UV exposure.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1995 -
Data collection
1995 -
Data processing
1995 -
Data reporting
1995 -

Contact information

Contact person
Bjørn Johnsen
Address
Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, Grini næringspark 13, N-1361 Østerås Norway
Phone
+47 67162549
Email
on.aprn@nesnhoJ.nrojB

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
UV effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Air/aerosol
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Ultraviolet radiation. UV. UV index. UVI. UV dose. UV monitoring. UV forecasting. GUV. Multiband filter radiometer. Bentham spectroradiometer. Calibration. Quality control and assurance. Instrument intercomparison.

Geography

Regions studied
Norway
Other areas
Mainland Norway, Ny Ålesund (Svalbard), Ekofisk (oil platform in the Norweg

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?
http://www.nrpa.no/uvnett/
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Reports published on www.nrpa.no/publications
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.

: Please consult “Johnsen B, Aalerud TN, Fedøy DA, Nilsen LT, Christensen T, Saxebøl G, Hannevik M. Måling av naturlig ultrafiolett stråling i Norge. Perioden 1995/96 til 2009. Bruk av data for UV-varsling og informasjon. StrålevernRapport 2011:2. Østerås: Statens strålevern, 2011.»

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

: Please consult “Johnsen B, Aalerud TN, Fedøy DA, Nilsen LT, Christensen T, Saxebøl G, Hannevik M. Måling av naturlig ultrafiolett stråling i Norge. Perioden 1995/96 til 2009. Bruk av data for UV-varsling og informasjon. StrålevernRapport 2011:2. Østerås: Statens strålevern, 2011.»

Additional Information

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