More than 100 experts from a total of 9 Russian and 20 Norwegian institutions have participated in the preparation of the report, and the work has been organized in 13 expert groups. The work has been led by Sevmorgeo and PINRO on Russian side and on Norwegian side by the Institute of Marine Research and the Norwegian Polar Institute..Find author name here...
BarentsPortal is a project developed under the Joint Russian - Norwegian Commission on Environmental Cooperation. The joint environmental report is a co-operation project between the Joint Russian - Norwegian Commission on Environmental Cooperation and the Joint Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission
The level of contaminants in the Barents region marine environment (biota and sediment) has been documented during the last decades both by Russian and Norwegian scientists. Lately, new compounds has been observed and documented in frame of national and international monitoring programs. However, the documentation of contaminants trends has been fragmented and somewhat difficult to follow, and there has been limited compilation and presentation of such data.
The BarentsPortal financed in 2008 a project with goals to do a aggregation of the results from the joint Norwegian - Russian monitoring of sediments in the coastal ares of the Barents Sea mainland. Please go to the MAP Service to find the visual presentation under section Pollution.
Please contact Akvaplan-niva (Norway) to get more details about the data.
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