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Global Monitoring Plan Data Warehouse as a tool for worldwide assessment of persistent organic pollution



Year of publication 2016
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of 8th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Air pollution and control
Keywords Stockholm Convention; Global Monitoring Plan; GMP; persistent organic pollutant; POP; data warehouse; scientific repository
Description In 2004 the Stockholm Convention came into force, which eliminates a manufacture and use of persistent organic pollutants. Global Monitoring Plan is an important executive component of the convention, providing framework for an evaluation of its effectiveness. It ensures collection of comparable monitoring data on POPs from around the world in order to identify changes in POPs concentrations over time and their eventual transport. There are several programs focused on a monitoring of persistent organic pollutants in diverse environmental matrices over the globe, each working with a different methodology of sampling and analyses. Results of these programs are reported in 6-years periods in form of 5 distinct regional monitoring reports prepared with a different design and content, which does not enable a comparison of the outcomes and analysis contained data. Taking into account a practice from the first reporting campaign (2003–2008) a joint team of Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses and Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment of Masaryk University prepared an efficient web-based system (data warehouse) for data collection, treatment, storage and presentation, which allows both to create unified outcomes for the regional monitoring reports and analyse data from all individual sources in one place. During its introductory use in 2014, it was filled by nearly 50,000 records from around the world and now serves as a unique publicly available source of global data on POPs.

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