Environmental pollutants

mosj logo med teksten mosjOur environmental pollutants monitoring is included in the monitoring program MOSJ (Environmental monitoring of Svalbard and Jan Mayen).

The Norwegian Polar Institute is responsible for environmental pollutants monitoring in polar bears, Arctic fox, ringed seals, glaucous gulls, Brünnich’s guillemot and Harbour seals. The longest time series begins in the 1970s, while most species have been monitored since the early 1990s. Long-term monitoring of environmental pollutants adds knowledge about how emissions and climate-related changes affect levels of pollutants in arctic top predators.

Monitoring environmental pollutants