Ground water and soil monitoring

Updated 2013-01-26

Monitoring of groundwater quality (geochemistry)

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

Ground water quality currently monitored only by Finnish Environmental Institude (SYKE)in project Hydrogeological monitoring.

Time frame

Terminated before completion
Project time span
1998 -
Data collection
1990 -
Data processing
1990 -
Data reporting
1991 -

Contact information

Contact person
Birgitta Backman
Geological Survey of Finland P.O.Box 96 FIN- 02151 Espoo Finland
+358 205 5011
+358 205 5012

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Acidification parameters
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.



Regions studied
Other metals/elements
Other metals/elements

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 base at Geological Survey of Finland. Available to AMAP.
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Backman, Birgitta; Lahermo, Pertti; Väisänen, Ulpu; Paukola, Tarja; Juntunen, Risto; Karhu, Juha; Pullinen, Arto; Rainio, Heikki; Tanskanen, Heikki 1999. Geologian ja ihmisen toiminnan vaikutus pohjaveteen : seurantatutkimuksen tulokset vuosilta 1969-1996. Summary: The effect of geological environment and human activities on groundwater in Finland : the results of monitoring in 1969-1996. Geologian tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimusraportti 147. 261p.
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.

GSF laboratory, around 50 parameters including heavy metals and anions.

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

EN 45001

Additional Information

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