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MONARPOP



Title

Monitoring Network in the Alpine Region for POPs

Priority,Measure

3.1

Lead Partner

Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Lead Partner Country

Austria

Project Website

http://www.monarpop.at

Duration

07/2003 - 12/2007

Date of Approval

10-04-2003

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

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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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