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Best Practices in Monitoring

  • Jacek BełdowskiEmail author
  • Jaromir Jakacki
  • Miłosz Grabowski
  • Thomas Lang
  • Kela Weber
  • Lech Kotwicki
  • Vadim Paka
  • Daniel Rak
  • Maria Golenko
  • Michał Czub
  • Martin Söderström
Conference paper
Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

This chapter summarizes the methods used within the MODUM project for monitoring chemical munition dumpsites. It includes general introduction to monitoring process, listing the requirements that are a basis for the establishment of full scale monitoring programme. It describes survey procedures, for locating dumped munitions, Sampling and analytical procedures for the detection of Chemical Warfare Agents, as well as the usage of fish as bioindicators are described. Modelling of pollutants originating from dumped munitions is presented and discussed. Only methods, which were proven to be most effective within the MODUM projects were selected, also data interpretation methods providing coherent information regarding the environmental risk are explained in details.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacek Bełdowski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jaromir Jakacki
    • 1
  • Miłosz Grabowski
    • 1
  • Thomas Lang
    • 2
  • Kela Weber
    • 3
  • Lech Kotwicki
    • 1
  • Vadim Paka
    • 4
  • Daniel Rak
    • 1
  • Maria Golenko
    • 1
  • Michał Czub
    • 1
  • Martin Söderström
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of SciencesSopotPoland
  2. 2.Thünen-Institut für FischereiökologieCuxhavenGermany
  3. 3.Environmental Sciences Group, Department of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringRoyal Military College of CanadaKingstonCanada
  4. 4.Atlantic Branch of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of SciencesKaliningradRussian Federation
  5. 5.Finnish Institute for Verification of the Chemical Weapons ConventionUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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