- Provide continuous measurements of high scientific quality of total ozone and solar ultraviolet radiation, to be used in assessments related to health- and environmental issues. - Provide data that can be used for short term forecasting and assessments of long term changes of total ozone and UV radiation. - Provide information to the public and scientific communitee on the status and the development of the ozone layer and UV radiation - Provide information to the public on sun protection when episodes of high UV Index may occur.
Data can be downloaded from http://ebas.nilu.no/
The monitoring programme UV radiation measurements (UVI and daily doses) at nine locations from 58 to 78 degrees North , measurements of total ozone at two locations and ozone profiles measurements at one location. There are two monitoring stations north of the Arctic circle: Andøya (69 degrees North) and Ny-Ålesund (78 degrees North). The station at Andøya measures all mentioned parameters. Data from the UV monitoring instrument in Ny-Ålesund is officially no longer reported, but data is collected and quality assurance and quality control routines are maintained.
Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), Norwegian Pollution Control Authority (NPCA), Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)
NRPA and NILU are directly involved in sampling, analyses and reporting. Networks: World Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation Data Centre (WOUDC), Montreal Protocol (Montreal Protocol)