Division of Environment and Natural Resources
Riverine Inputs and Direct Discharges - RID
End: jun 2025
Start: jul 2019
The Comprehensive Riverine Inputs and Direct Discharges (RID) programme aims to monitor and assess all inputs and discharges of selected contaminants to the OSPAR maritime area and its regions that are carried via rivers into tidal waters, or are discharged directly into the sea, for example through sewage pipelines or activities like aquaculture inputting substances directly.
Project participantsEva Skarbøvik
|Start - end date||01.07.2019 - 30.06.2025|
|Project manager||Csilla Farkas|
|Division||Division of Environment and Natural Resources|
|Department||Hydrology and Water Environment|
|Budget this year||160000|
|Funding source||OSPAR Commission|
The RID programme currently focuses on mandatory monitoring and reporting of the concentrations and loads of the metals cadmium, copper, lead, mercury and zinc, the organic pollutant lindane, nitrogen and phosphorus species and suspended particulate matter. Monitoring of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), mineral oil, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other hazardous substances, especially organohalogens, are recommended for voluntary monitoring.