Programme outcome the project contributes to: “Ability of local communities to reduce emissions and adapt to a changing climate"
The project will contribute to increased knowledge about pollutants that can have a negative impact on climate change and ecosystems. The project will specifically contribute to the establishment of a revised and modernized measurement and assessment system in Poland of atmospheric depositions and emissions. The revised system will provide better data, which will in turn help Polish authorities'' abilities to track trends and, consequently, to assess the efficiency of measures to reduce emission of pollutants into the air. Moreover, the data can be used to address the issue of compounds contributing to eutrophication. This will assist efforts and measures to protect waters against pollutants from agricultural sources. Additionally, the data will be used in an international context by the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission - Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) for the reduction of nutrients discharged into the Baltic Sea.
The pre-defined project will include, inter alia, the following activities:
- Revision and optimisation of air pollution deposition measurements in Poland, such as: methodology, costs, number and location of measurement points, and measurement range.
- Procurement of deposition measurement instruments.
- Development of a guidance document on measurement methodology.
- Development of a guidance document on assessments of atmospheric deposition including a proposal on suitable deposition modeling techniques.
- Visualisation and sharing of data on atmospheric deposition data via the website “Air Quality”, run by GIOŚ
The role of NILU is to contribute to experience-sharing and training-related activities.