ARCRISK

Arctic Health Risks: Impacts on health in the Arctic and Europe owing to climate-induced changes in contaminant cycling

 Coordinatore Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme Secretariat 

 Organization address address: GAUSTADALLEEN 21
city: Oslo
postcode: 349

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Janet
Cognome: Pawlak
Email: send email
Telefono: 4539641865
Fax: 4539641775

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Norway [NO]
 Totale costo 4˙731˙432 €
 EC contributo 3˙499˙052 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2008-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2009
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2009-06-01   -   2014-01-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme Secretariat

 Organization address address: GAUSTADALLEEN 21
city: Oslo
postcode: 349

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Janet
Cognome: Pawlak
Email: send email
Telefono: 4539641865
Fax: 4539641775

NO (Oslo) coordinator 345˙319.00
2    OULUN YLIOPISTO

 Organization address address: Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
city: OULU
postcode: 90014

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Arto
Cognome: Eljander
Email: send email
Telefono: 35885534130
Fax: 35885534170

FI (OULU) participant 389˙287.20
3    NORSK INSTITUTT FOR LUFTFORSKNING

 Organization address address: Instituttveien 18
city: KJELLER
postcode: 2027

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paal
Cognome: Berg
Email: send email
Telefono: 4763898015
Fax: 4763898050

NO (KJELLER) participant 320˙700.00
4    IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

 Organization address address: Valhallavaegen 81
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 100 31

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mats
Cognome: Ridner
Email: send email
Telefono: 46859856300
Fax: 46859856390

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 302˙555.00
5    LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: BAILRIGG
city: LANCASTER
postcode: LA1 4YW

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sarah
Cognome: Taylor
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1524 592734
Fax: +44 1524 843087

UK (LANCASTER) participant 286˙276.00
6    STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Universitetsvaegen 10
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 10691

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ian
Cognome: Cousins
Email: send email
Telefono: 468164012
Fax: 4686747638

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 198˙100.00
7    University Centre in Svalbard

 Organization address address: Sjoskrenten 1
city: Longyearbyen
postcode: 9171

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Gunnar
Cognome: Sand
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 7902 3300
Fax: +47 7902 3301

NO (Longyearbyen) participant 177˙000.00
8    INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

 Organization address address: Jamova 39
city: LJUBLJANA
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Jadran
Cognome: Lenarcic
Email: send email
Telefono: 38614773513
Fax: 38614773906

SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 166˙410.00
9    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Marietta
Cognome: Winkler
Email: send email
Telefono: 496131000000
Fax: 496131000000

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 157˙500.00
10    O.A. SYS - OCEAN ATMOSPHERE SYSTEMS GMBH

 Organization address address: Lerchenstrasse 28a
city: HAMBURG
postcode: 22767

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Michael
Cognome: Karcher
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 40 42 10 20 10
Fax: +49 40 42 10 20 11

DE (HAMBURG) participant 157˙500.00
11    AARHUS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Nordre Ringgade 1
city: AARHUS C
postcode: 8000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Kaj Mantzius
Cognome: Hansen
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 46 30 18 72
Fax: +45 46 30 12 14

DK (AARHUS C) participant 157˙499.00
12    ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ- ZENTRUM FUER POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG

 Organization address address: Am Handelshafen 12
city: BREMERHAVEN
postcode: 27570

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Catherine
Cognome: Audebert
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 471 48 31 1339
Fax: +49 471 4831 1149

DE (BREMERHAVEN) participant 157˙426.00
13    Masarykova univerzita

 Organization address address: Zerotinovo namesti 9
city: BRNO STRED
postcode: 60177

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jana
Cognome: Klánová
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 549495149
Fax: +420 549492840

CZ (BRNO STRED) participant 156˙300.00
14    EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH

 Organization address address: Raemistrasse 101
city: ZUERICH
postcode: 8092

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Konrad
Cognome: Hungerbühler
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 44 632 60 98
Fax: +41 44 632 3171

CH (ZUERICH) participant 155˙460.00
15    UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE

 Organization address address: Hansine Hansens veg 14
city: TROMSO
postcode: 9037

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Tore
Cognome: Guneriussen
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 77645413
Fax: +47 77644900

NO (TROMSO) participant 140˙100.00
16    AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

 Organization address address: CALLE SERRANO 117
city: MADRID
postcode: 28006

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Carlos Manuel
Cognome: Abad Ruiz
Email: send email
Telefono: 34915668852
Fax: 34915668913

ES (MADRID) participant 119˙135.00
17    NASJONALT FOLKEHELSEINSTITUTT

 Organization address address: Lovisenberggata 8
city: OSLO
postcode: 403

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Helle Katrine
Cognome: Knutsen
Email: send email
Telefono: 4721076473
Fax: 4721076243

NO (OSLO) participant 112˙485.00
18    ENVIRONMENT CANADA

 Organization address city: GATINEAU
postcode: K1A 0H3

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Derek
Cognome: Muir
Email: send email
Telefono: 9053196921
Fax: 90953366430

CA (GATINEAU) participant 0.00
19    FISHERIES AND OCEANS CANADA

 Organization address address: East White Hills Road 80
city: St John's NF
postcode: A1C5X8

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Gary A.
Cognome: Stern
Email: send email
Telefono: +1 204 9846761
Fax: +1 204 9842403

CA (St John's NF) participant 0.00
20    HEALTH CANADA

 Organization address address: "RM 5-074, BMO BLDG, LAURIER AVE. WEST 269, AL4905B"
city: OTTAWA
postcode: K2A 1Z7

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Jay
Cognome: Van Oostdam
Email: send email
Telefono: +1 6139413570
Fax: +1 6139488485

CA (OTTAWA) participant 0.00
21    Northwest Public Health Research Center (Russian Ministry of Health and Sciences)

 Organization address address: Sovjetskaya 4
city: "St.Petersburg,"
postcode: 191031

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Valery
Cognome: Chashchin
Email: send email
Telefono: +7 812 7179783
Fax: 78127170264

RU ("St.Petersburg,") participant 0.00

Mappa


 Word cloud

Esplora la "nuvola delle parole (Word Cloud) per avere un'idea di massima del progetto.

humans    pollutants    cycling    arctic    transfer    contaminants    impact    food    involve    model    foods    mercury    risk    environment    arcrisk    organic    health    snow    impacts    groups    levels    exposures    sea    fate    consumed    environmental    ice    populations    human    selected    climate    pathways    exposure    pops    studied    contaminant    marine    variations    transport    compounds    influence   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Long-range transport of contaminants to the Arctic, the resulting exposures observed in Arctic human populations, and impacts of such exposures on human health have been the subject of considerable work in recent years, providing a baseline against which to compare future developments. Global climate change has the potential to remobilize environmental contaminants and alter contaminant transport pathways, fate, and routes of exposure in human populations. The Arctic is particularly sensitive to climate change and already exhibits clear impacts. Research into contaminant exposure and its effects on human health in the Arctic, in comparison with other exposed populations in Europe, presents an opportunity to gain insight into changes that may later impact other areas. The influence of climate change on contaminant spreading and transfer and the resultant risk to human populations in the Arctic and other areas of Europe will be studied by: 1) Research on the ways in which climate change will affect the long-range transport and fate of selected groups of contaminants, and possible implications for the re-distribution of contaminants (geographically and between relevant environmental media). This will involve modelling, utilizing the information base that exists on the distribution of such contaminants in the Arctic and other areas of Europe; 2) Research on the impacts that changing pathways and climatic conditions will have on contaminant uptake and transfer within food webs, leading to foods consumed by humans. This will involve experimental work, process studies and targeted analytical studies, the latter focussed on supporting the modelling work and process studies related to human exposure to contaminants; 3) Research focussing on human health, aimed at determining how climate-mediated changes in the environmental fate of selected groups of contaminants will result in changes in exposure of human populations, in the Arctic and in selected areas of Europe.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A European initiative investigated pathways of long-range transport of contaminants to the Arctic and its effect on the food chain, leading to human exposure.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

The EU-funded ARCRISK (Arctic Health Risks: Impacts on health in the Arctic and Europe owing to climate-induced changes in contaminant cycling) project modelled the potential impact of climate change on the long-range atmospheric transport of environmental contaminants. The source of the contaminants was regions in the Northern Hemisphere. The transfer of contaminants to the Arctic via ocean currents was also investigated together with the potential influence of climate on contaminant cycling in the Arctic.

Researchers investigated the link between these changes with potential changes in human exposure to contaminants from the consumption of animals caught in the Arctic. This was achieved using a model of a marine food web, which enabled researchers to estimate the transfer of organic contaminants to polar cod and seals consumed by humans. The results were compared with a European region by using a model to assess the influence of climate change on the environmental fate and transport of organic pollutants in the Black Sea.

Samples of snow, sea ice and seawater were collected from the marine environment near Svalbard and in the Barents and Greenland Seas. They were used to determine levels of organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls and perfluorinated compounds.

Partners studied the transfer of contaminants from air to snow and their fate in a melting snowpack. Levels of contaminants in local foods including Arctic char, salmon and reindeer were also determined.

Results showed that persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury had the most significant effects on the developing foetus, on children and on women of reproductive age. Therefore, it will be essential to follow the trends in human exposure to POPs and mercury in the Arctic and the impacts of these contaminants in the subgroups most at risk.

Some new or emerging organic contaminants affecting the Arctic possess different properties to 'legacy' POPs and their behaviour may be different. Reduction in the amount of snow and ice will help to release these compounds to meltwater rather than back into the atmosphere.

The assessment tools developed and used by ARCRISK with databases, models and monitoring systems form a sound basis for further quantitative analysis of climate change impacts on variations in human heath exposure. These variations may be the result of changes in contaminant origin, the fate of transported contaminants and their behaviour in the environment, as well as uptake and transfer in food chains.

Altri progetti dello stesso programma (FP7-ENVIRONMENT)

CLARIS LPB (2008)

A Europe-South America Network for Climate Change Assessment and Impact Studies in La Plata Basin

Read More  

ENNAH (2009)

European Network on Noise And Health

Read More  

SYNER-G (2009)

Systemic Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Analysis for Buildings, Lifeline Networks and Infrastructures Safety Gain

Read More