Strengthening of atmospheric deposition assessment in Poland based on Norwegian experience

Project facts

Project promoter:
Chief Inspectorate of Environmental Protection (GIOŚ)(PL)
Project Number:
In implementation
Initial project cost:
Donor Project Partners:
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU)(NO)

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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.

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