Integrated Global Observing Systems for Persistent Pollutants

Observations

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

Hot-spots

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

QA/QC

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

Models

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

Interoperability

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

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.

Latest News

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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June 24th ERA-PLANET at the GEO Virtual Symposium 2021

ERA-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 at the GEO 2021 Virtual Symposium, June 24, 2021. The theme of this year's Symposium...

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