Persistent Organic Contaminants in Canadian Archipelago air, zooplankton and water : Beaufort Sea, 2016
Ship: CCGS Amundsen CA
Principal Investigator: Jantunen, Liisa
Start Date: 01-04-2016
End Date: 31-03-2017
Citation: Jantunen, L., Rochman, C., Hickie, B., Wong, F., Hung, H., Stern, G., Corcoran, P. and Burt, A. (2017) Persistent Organic Contaminants in Canadian Archipelago air, zooplankton and water : Beaufort Sea, 2016. Waterloo, Canada: Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN). Unpublished Data
Abstract: Air, water (grab and passive) and zooplankton samples were collected from on board the CCGS Amundsen in the summer of 2016 as a part of ArcticNet and the Northern Contaminants Program. These samples were collected to determine the occurrence and levels of legacy pesticides and new and emerging priority compounds under the Canadian Chemical Management Plan. Additionally, archived sediment and filtered water samples were screened for and found microplastics. The objectives of this project are: 1) to continue measuring levels and trends of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Canadian arctic air, zooplankton and water; 2) to develop a passive water monitoring program for POPs in the Beaufort Sea 3) to screen for new and emerging compounds of concern in the Canadian arctic and 4) screen for occurrence of microplastics in arctic sediment and water.