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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November 22-26, GEO Week 2021

During GEO Week 2021, that will be held online from 22 to 26 November, will be presented the multidisciplinary activities of the GEO Work Programme, through the lens of nexus thinking to highlight how the use of Earth observations in different sectors contributes to...

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20-21 October 2021, ERA-PLANET Final Project Meeting

ERA-PLANET, “The European Network for Observing Our Changing Planet”, the program aimed at strengthening the European Research Area in the domain of Earth Observation, will present the latest developments of its four projects on its Final Project Meeting, on 20 and 21...

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July 15 – ERA-PLANET conference at UNICAL (Italy)

Next July 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the University of Calabria (UNICAL) will held a conference about ERA-PLANET and Earth Observation, in the Komeeo framework (Knowledge Organization and Management in the domainof Environment and Earth Observation). For more...

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