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Mercury Air Transport and Fate Research


The Issue

A global understanding of major process  and mechanisms effecting the dynamics of mercury in the atmosphere and and at the interfaces with other ecosystemsis important for setting and implementing strategies on mercury both and at global and local levels.

Integrated and updated global assesments,based on reliable information from regional and national levels,are essential for improving global understanding of mercury and for predicting trends.                          

Partnership Priority Actions         

Fate and Transport Partnership Area aims  to increase a global understanding of mercury emission sources,fate and transport by:

  • Accelerating the development of sound scientific information in global  mercury cycling and its patterns;
  • Enhancing compilation and sharing of such information among various stakeholders;
  •  Providing technical assistance and training;
  • Enhancing the development of a globally-coodinated mercury observation system  including air and water ecoystems.
  • Enhancing the exchange of information and cooperation with relevant International Organizations,Groups and Programmes.       


Partnership Area Lead                                                          

CNR- National Research Council  of Italy,         

Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research      

Director -Nicola Pirrone                                       

E-mail: pirrone@iia.cnr.it                                       

Tel: +39.06.90672803    

Quick Links                                                                                

GMOS Project( www.gmos.edu)

Task Force on Hemispheric Transport of Air Pollution (TF HTAP)  of UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (http://www.htap.org/)

Group on Earth Observations: GEO (http://www.earthobservations/index.shtml)                                                                                         

Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research of the National Research Council of Italy(CNR-IIA-www.iia.cnr.it)            














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