Expected Impact

  • Reinforcement of EU leadership within GEO in the framework of its Strategic Plan (2016-2025);

  • Coordination and where possible integration of major European and Worldwide research and existing monitoring networks on mercury observation as a contribution to GEOSS and Copernicus;

  • Maximisation of value and benefits of EO investments through the improvement of shared architectural components and related information infrastructure as well as the fostering of open and unrestricted data sharing;

  • Development of sustainable and interoperable observational, modelling, data assimilation and prediction systems;

  • Fostering a wider exploitation and use of EO derived information on persistent pollutants for the benefit of citizen´s daily life (i.e., air quality, marine ecosystems, health) and support for the achievement of key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda;

  • Support an effective implementation of Conventions;

  • Promote collaboration between various POPs monitoring programs in the EU in particular national programs contributing to EMEPGAW and the Stockholm Convention.