Meteorological Synthesizing Centre - East (MSC-E)

is one of the international research Centres of the EMEP programme operating under the LRTAP Convention of UNECE.

The Centre focuses its efforts on model assessment of the environment pollution with various toxic substances.

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Cooperation with countries (Case Study)

Poland

MSC-E co-operates with Parties to the Convention in the framework of heavy metal pollution assessment on a country scale. This year a case study for Poland has been completed. The analysis of heavy metal pollution of the country includes model assessment of Cd air concentration and deposition levels with fine spatial resolution, evaluation of national anthropogenic emissions, source apportionment of Cd deposition to various provinces of the country including contribution of different emission sectors. A special attention is paid to assessment of Cd pollution of cities.

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Spain and France

MSC-E participated in country-specific case study of B(a)P pollution in the EMEP countries in close cooperation with national experts. Evaluation of B(a)P pollution levels in Spain is continued. Besides, similar work is initiated for France. Current stage of the study is mainly focused on the analysis of discrepancies between B(a)P modelling results and observed pollution levels taking place for Spain and France as well as for some other EMEP countries. This activity includes construction of experimental emission scenarios. Besides, a number of model simulations were carried out in order to evaluate sensitivity of the model predictions to possible uncertainties in the officially reported emission data. Particular attention is also paid to possible uncertainties of the modelling approach for B(a)P.

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Contribution to UNEP Global Mercury Assessment

MSC-E continues cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment). A new Global Mercury Assessment 2018 is now under development in accordance with the request of the UN Environment Governing Council (Decision 27/12). MSC-E takes part in the assessment coordinating work of an international group of experts focused on modelling of mercury pollution on global and regional scales.

Contribution to Minamata Convention

MSC-E cooperation with Subsidiary Bodies of the Convention and International organizations

Co-operation is an important component of research and operational pollution assessment performed by MSC-E to support countries with information on POP pollution levels in Europe and other regions. In this context MSC-E closely collaborates with Parties to the Convention and its Subsidiary Bodies and exchanges information with various international organizations.

 

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Forthcoming meeting

Executive Body, Thirty-eight session
10 to 14 December 2018
Geneva, Switzerland
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