EuroMarine member organisation the Italian National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS) will be leading a special session during the upcoming EGU General Assembly 2020. This session (OS3.3) will focus on observations, experiments, and modelling of the mercury (Hg) and POP (persistent organic pollutants) cycles in the estuarine, coastal and ocean environments.
Specifically, the session aims to further understanding of mercury and POP in the following key areas:
- sources and fluxes
- quantification and assessment of the processes
- mechanisms driving transfer through the marine trophic web
- biogeochemical modeling
- effects of climate change and changed emissions scenarios
- scenarios of mitigation and adaptation to mercury and POP’s pollution, and impacts on society, ecosystem and human health.
The organisers are currently open to abstracts addressing any of the sectors described above, which may be submitted up until 15 January 2020.