Samples from 2007 for the COPOL project
Entry ID: org.polarresearch-576

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Summary
Abstract: COPOL is a project under the auspices of the International Polar Year (IPY). The main objective of the project is to understand the dynamic range of man-made contaminants in marine ecosystems of Polar Regions, in order to better predict how possible future climate change will be reflected in levels and effects at higher trophic levels. This aim will be addressed by 4 integrated work packages covering the scopes of 1) food web contaminant exposure and flux, 2) transfer to higher trophic levels and potential effects, 3) chemical analyses and screening, 4) synthesis and integration. The COPOL project focuses on the Arctic region, and the main effort is concentrated in Kongsfjorden (Spitzbergen). This fjord has been identified as particularly suitable as a study site of contaminants processes, due to the remoteness of sources, and for influences of climatic changes, due to the documented relation between Atlantic water influx and the climatic index North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Variable Atlantic water influx will not only influence abiotic contaminant exposure, but also food web structure, food quality and energy pathways, as different water masses carry different phyto- and zooplankton assemblages. This may affect the flux of contaminants through the food web to high trophic level predators such as seabirds and seals, due to altered food quality and energy pathways. Three field campaigns were conducted in 2007 (spring, summer and autumn), collecting sea water, sediments, and organisms ranging from plankton and benthic invertebrates, to fish and sea birds. Field campaigns are also scheduled for the summer of 2008 and 2009.

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION


Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
org.polarresearch-214


Geographic Coverage
 N: 79.0 S: 79.0  E: 11.8569355  W: 11.8569355

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Gabrielsen,Bustnes,Christensen,Øverjordet,Hallanger,Ruus,Evenset,Heimstad,Renaud
Dataset Title: Samples from 2007 for the COPOL project
Dataset Series Name: Dataset for COPOL project
Dataset Release Date: 2009-01-08
Data Presentation Form: Atlas


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > SVALBARD AND JAN MAYEN > Kongsfjorden
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >POPULATION >POPULATION DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CHEMISTRY >STABLE ISOTOPES    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >ANTARCTIC OSCILLATION    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONTAMINANT LEVELS/SPILLS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Project
COPOL >Contaminants in Polar Regions: Dynamic range of contaminants in polar marine ecosystems    [Information]
IPY >INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR    [Information]


Keywords
Benthic food webs
Biomagnification
Kongsfjorden
Pelagic food webs
Persistent organic pollutants
Rijpfjorden


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.niva.no/en/forsiden

Data Center Personnel
Name: ANDERS RUUS
Phone: 22185100
Fax: 22185200
Email: anders.ruus at niva.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian Institute for Water Research
Gaustadalleen 21
City: Oslo
Postal Code: N-0349
Country: Norway


Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.npolar.no

Data Center Personnel
Name: GEIR WING GABRIELSEN
Phone: 77750529
Fax: 77750501
Email: geir at npolar.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian Polar Institute (Norsk Polarinstitutt)
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Province or State: Troms
Postal Code: N-9296
Country: Norway



Data Center Personnel
Name: INGEBORG GAMMELSÆTER HALLANGER
Phone: +47 77750544
Email: hallanger at npolar.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian Polar Institute (Norsk Polarinstitutt)
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Province or State: Troms
Postal Code: N-9296
Country: Norway


Norwegian Institute for Air Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nilu.no/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ELDBJØRG SOFIE HEIMSTAD
Phone: 77750384
Email: esh at nilu.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
P.O.Box 100
City: Kjeller
Postal Code: 2027
Country: Norway


Akvaplan, Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.akvaplan.niva.no/en/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ANITA EVENSET
Phone: +47 777 50 311
Fax: +47 777 50 301
Email: ae at akvaplan.niva.no
Contact Address:
Akvaplan-Niva
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Postal Code: 9296
Country: Norway



Data Center Personnel
Name: GUTTORM CHRISTENSEN
Phone: +4777750330
Fax: +4777750301
Email: gc at akvaplan.niva.no
Contact Address:
Akvaplan-Niva
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Postal Code: 9296
Country: Norway



Data Center Personnel
Name: PAUL E RENAUD
Phone: +47 777 50 319
Fax: +47 777 50 300
Email: pr at akvaplan.niva.no
Contact Address:
Akvaplan-Niva
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Postal Code: 9296
Country: Norway


Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ntnu.edu/biology

Data Center Personnel
Name: IDA BEATHE ØVERJORDET
Phone: 73551291
Email: overjord at bio.ntnu.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Biology
Høgskoleringen 5
City: Trondheim
Postal Code: 7491
Country: Norway


Personnel
GEIR WING GABRIELSEN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 77750529
Fax: 77750501
Email: geir at npolar.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian Polar Institute (Norsk Polarinstitutt)
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Province or State: Troms
Postal Code: N-9296
Country: Norway


JAN OVE BUSTNES
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +47 77 750407
Fax: +47 77 750401
Email: Jan.O.Bustnes at nina.no
City: Tromso
Postal Code: N-9296
Country: Norway


IDA BEATHE ØVERJORDET
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 73551291
Email: overjord at bio.ntnu.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Biology
Høgskoleringen 5
City: Trondheim
Postal Code: 7491
Country: Norway


INGEBORG GAMMELSÆTER HALLANGER
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +47 77750544
Email: hallanger at npolar.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian Polar Institute (Norsk Polarinstitutt)
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Province or State: Troms
Postal Code: N-9296
Country: Norway


ANDERS RUUS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 22185100
Fax: 22185200
Email: anders.ruus at niva.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian Institute for Water Research
Gaustadalleen 21
City: Oslo
Postal Code: N-0349
Country: Norway


ANITA EVENSET
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +47 777 50 311
Fax: +47 777 50 301
Email: ae at akvaplan.niva.no
Contact Address:
Akvaplan-Niva
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Postal Code: 9296
Country: Norway


ELDBJØRG SOFIE HEIMSTAD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 77750384
Email: esh at nilu.no
Contact Address:
Norwegian Institute for Air Research
P.O.Box 100
City: Kjeller
Postal Code: 2027
Country: Norway


GUTTORM CHRISTENSEN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +4777750330
Fax: +4777750301
Email: gc at akvaplan.niva.no
Contact Address:
Akvaplan-Niva
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Postal Code: 9296
Country: Norway


PAUL E RENAUD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +47 777 50 319
Fax: +47 777 50 300
Email: pr at akvaplan.niva.no
Contact Address:
Akvaplan-Niva
Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
Postal Code: 9296
Country: Norway



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-27

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