Radioecological Investigation of Kola Fjord

Updated 2000-10-23

To investigate the impacts of Russia's military and civilian nuclear activities in the Kola Bay and adjacent areas of the northwest Arctic coast of Russia.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1995 -
Data collection
1995 -
Data processing
1997 -
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
JoLynn Carroll
Akvaplan-niva AS Polar Environmental Centre N-9296 Tromso Norway
+47 77 75 03 14
+47 77 75 03 01

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Algae (algae, phytoplankton)
Marine benthos
Marine fish
Marine sediments
Seawater/suspended particulate matter


Regions studied
Radioactivity TDC
Radioactivity TDC

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data centres
Radioactivity TDC
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Matishov, G.G., Matishov, D.G., Namjatov, A.A., Carroll, J. and Dahle, S. 2000. Discharges of nuclear waste into the Kola Bay and its impact on human radiological doses. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 48:5-21. Matishov, G.G., Matishov, D.G., Namjatov, A.A., Carroll, J. and Dahle, S. 1999. Anthropogenic radionuclides in the Kola and Motovsky Bays of the Barents Sea. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 43:77-88.
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.

Methods information is available from the primary publications for this work

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

Intercalibration with IAEA standards

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

Murmansk Marine Biological Institute

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