Monitoring Heavy Metals and Organic Pollutants in Air at Svalbard

Updated 2000-10-23

To monitor concentrations of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants in air in the Arctic.

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

PD921 in previous AMAP PD

Time frame

Project time span
1993 -
Data collection
1993 - 1999
Data processing
1993 - 1999
Data reporting
1993 - 1999

Contact information

Contact person
S. Manö
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) Instituttveien 18 N-2007 Kjeller Norway
+47 63 89 80 00
+47 63 89 80 50
Other project contacts
Jozef Pacyna - NILU Torunn Berg - NILU

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Atmospheric TDC
Atmospheric TDC
Stations or areas where observations are made

Mt. Zeppelin 78.55N 11.53E

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data centres
Atmospheric TDC
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
AMAP Datareport: Atmospheric Subprogramme. T. Berg, A-G. Hjellebrekke. NILU Report OR-16-99 Heavy metals and POPs within the ECE region 1997. T. Berg, A-G. Hjellebrekke. EMEP/CCC Report 7/99 Heavy metals and POPs within the ECE region 1998. T. Berg, A-G. Hjellebrekke, R. Larsen. EMEP/CCC Report 2/2000
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.

High volume sampling. Quantification of extracts using ICP-MS or GC/MS

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

Lab has accreditation according to NS-EN 45001.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?


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