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Monitoring Network in the Alpine Region for POPs



Lead Partner

Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Lead Partner Country


Project Website


07/2003 - 12/2007

Date of Approval


Approx. Total Budget in €

1.845.499 €

ERDF in €

676.000 €

Project Summary

Forests as prevailing alpine ecosystem type play a crucial role for a sustainable development in the Alps. Pollutants endanger this natural heritage and its functions. Particularly the impact of highly toxic and accumulating organic pollutants (POPs) has been underestimated for a long time. The Alps seem to be a major sink for long-range transported and globally distributed POPs. As a lead project MONARPOP will assess for the first time the load of POPs in the Alpine flora and establish – on the basis of its results – conclusions and implementation steps to reduce this load.

Project Objectives

- Assessment of POPs pollution in the Alpine environment
- Exploration of possibilities to reduce POPs concentrations

Project Achievements

Project Result Files


EU Project Partners

ARPA Lombardia (Italy)
ARPA Veneto (Italy)
Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz (Germany)
GSF Bayern (Germany)
SFI Slovenia (Slovenia)
UBA Berlin (Germany)
UBA Vienna (Austria)

Non-EU Project Partners

BUWAL (Switzerland)

Contact Person

Jakl, Thomas

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