Integrated Global Observing Systems for Persistent Pollutants


Integrating remote and in-situ observations of persistent pollutant concentrations with ancillary data regarding meteorology and the composition of the atmosphere gives insight into environmental cycling


Identification and classification of pollutant hot-spots is important for mitigation and also for informing policy decisions


The reliability, repeatability and comparability of measurements is fundamental if the data is to be used for model validation, public information and to support policy implementation


Modelling studies give an insight into pollutant cycles in areas not covered by measurements, and are useful tools for the investigation of reduction strategies and the possible impacts of a changing climate


Generating environmental data is only useful if the data is readily available, in an appropriate format, to other researchers, the public and those tasked with implementing or determining environmental policy


The project directly supports the Stockholm and Minamata Conventions, and contributes to the GEO Work Programme via the GOS4M Flagship, and the GOS4POPS Initiative

iGOSP will contribute to reinforcement of GEO Flagship Global Observation System for Mercury and the Initiative Global Observation System for Persistent Organic Pollutants aimed to support the Minamata Convention on Mercury and the Stockholm Convention, respectively.

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Italy ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury

The Italian Senate ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury (DDL S. 1171 ( The ratification of the Minamata Convention by the Italian Parliament is very much welcomed by the scientists of the Institute on...

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GOS4M Kick-off Workshop

The virtual kick-off workshop will convene major scientific experts on mercury monitoring and will be opened by Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury and Gilberto Camara, Director of the GEO Secretariat. The workshop will...

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