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Integrated Risk Assessment Framework for Evaluating the Combined Impacts of Multiple Pressures on Arctic Ecosystems (COPE)

Project details

Status: Ongoing

Project period: 2019–2024

Principal: Research Council of Norway (RCN) (287114)

Coordinating institution: NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research

The primary objective of this proposal is to develop, explore, and evaluate a novel integrated risk assessment framework for assessing combined impacts of multiple pressures on the state of Arctic ecosystems. The focus herein will be upon data-rich pressures and ecosystems to enable development and a thorough evaluation of the framework.

Arctic ecosystems are subject to multiple pressures, of which two of the major challenges are climate change and exposure to long-range transported, persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic contaminants.

These issues have largely been addressed individually, yet there is a critical need to enhance the understanding of combined impacts of multiple pressures and their interactions on Arctic ecosystem state and health. This calls for better integration of research both within and across disciplines in a comprehensive research initiative.

The primary objective of this proposal is to develop, explore, and evaluate a novel integrated risk assessment framework for assessing combined impacts of multiple pressures on the state of Arctic ecosystems.

The focus herein will be upon data-rich pressures and ecosystems to enable development and a thorough evaluation of the framework.

Hence, the initial focus will be on interacting effects of environmental organic contaminants and climate change on top-predators of a coastal and an offshore Arctic marine ecosystem in the Svalbard and Barents Sea areas.

Important sub-goals include research to

(1) develop the framework through evaluating existing knowledge of the most relevant pressures and their interactions,

(2) explore the utility of the framework to assess interactions of contaminants and climate change on the state of two selected Arctic marine ecosystems,

(3) explore the utility of the framework to assess combined impacts across ecosystems, space, and time, and

(4) evaluate the overall framework, guide further research, and communicate key results to regulatory bodies and institutions.

Overall, the project is designed to both

(i) strengthen research on critical Arctic environmental issues across disciplines and institutions, and

(ii) contribute with scientific knowledge and possible mitigation strategies of interest to relevant environmental agencies as well as international programs and agreements.

COPE has 12 publications at NILU (2018–)

Journal publication

How to COPE? Contaminant–climate change interactions in the Arctic. (1831504)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde; Solbakken, Christine Forsetlund; Borch, Trude
2020

Conference lecture and academic presentation

How to COPE? Contaminant-climate change interactions in the Arctic. (1831498)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde
2020

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Modelling environmental behaviour and bioaccumulation of organic contaminants in the Arctic – Combining modelling and empirical surveys (1829969)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde
2020

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Spatial distribution of dechlorane plus and analogs in European background air (1829956)

Skogeng, Lovise Pedersen; Möckel, Claudia; Halvorsen, Helene Lunder; Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde; Eckhardt, Sabine; Breivik, Knut
2020

Journal publication

Exposure to PFAS is associated with telomere length dynamics and demographic responses of an arctic top predator (1822228)

Sebastiano, Manrico; Angelier, Frédéric; Blévin, Pierre; Ribout, Cécile; Sagerup, Kjetil; Descamps, Sebastien; Herzke, Dorte; Moe, Børge; Barbarud, Christophe; Bustnes, Jan Ove; Gabrielsen, Geir W.; Chastel, Olivier
2020

Part of a book/report

COPE: Undersøker kombinerte effekter av miljøgifter og klimaendringer på arktiske økosystemer (1831516)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Introducing a Nested Exposure Model for organic contaminants (NEM): Part 2. Bioaccumulation in Arctic Ecosystems. (1756425)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde; Breivik, Knut; Wania, F.
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Introducing a Nested Exposure Model for organic contaminants (NEM): Part 1. The physical environment. (1756423)

Breivik, Knut; Eckhardt, Sabine; Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde; MacLeod, M.; Wania, F.
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Towards a temporally and spatially resolved Nested Exposure Model for organic contaminants in Arctic ecosystems (1753570)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde; Breivik, Knut; Eckhardt, Sabine; MacLeod, M.; Wania, F.
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Modellering som verktøy til å forstå utslipp, eksponering og bioakkumulering (1753564)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde; Nøst, Therese Haugdahl; Breivik, Knut
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

COPE: Integrated Risk Assessment Framework for Evaluating the Combined Impacts of Multiple Pressures on Arctic Ecosystems. (1706111)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde
2019

Conference lecture and academic presentation

Towards a temporally and spatially resolved Nested Exposure Model for organic contaminants in Arctic marine ecosystems (1702537)

Krogseth, Ingjerd Sunde; Breivik, Knut; Wania, Frank
2019