Radioactivity in the Marine Environment (RAME) and Monitoring of terrestrial and freshwater systems (RAME)

Updated 2012-07-26

- To document levels and trends of radioactivity in the environment - Basis for reports to international organisations (mainly OSPAR) - Inform authorities, media and the public in general about status of radioactive contamination

Time frame

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

Contact information

Contact person
- -
Anne Liv Rudjord

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied

Data availability

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.

Radioactivity in terrestrial environment: (Mainly Cs-137) in soil samples, freshwater fish, plants, lichen and mushrooms, reindeer and other mammals. Radioactivity in the marine environment: (A range of manmade and naturally occurring radionuclides) in sea water, sediment, fish, seaweed and other marine biota.

Additional Information

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

Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

NRPA Networks: Oslo and Paris Conventions for the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR)

Indigenous AND traditional knowledge used in this project


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