Danish Mercury Workshop

23 November 2005 at Danish Polar Center


Workshop facilitator: John Munthe, IVL, Swedish Environmental Research Institute

External resource persons:
                Lars-Otto Reiersen, Exec. Secretary, AMAP
                Peter Outridge, Geological Survey of Canada (read his review)

09:15

Welcome and introduction (by Morten Skovgård Olsen, Hanne Petersen and John Munthe)

09:30

The work in the Danish EPA with Mercury in the Arctic, including international regulation and conventions (by Morten Skovgård Olsen, Rikke Holmberg and Mikala Klint)(PowerPoint presentation)

10:00 Review of Arctic mercury – as seen from AMAP, including AMAP recommendations. (by Lars-Otto Reiersen)   
(PowerPoint presentation)
10:20 The Toronto Meeting (by Lars-Otto Reiersen and/or Peter Outridge) (PowerPoint presentation)
10:35 Presentation of DANMARC (Danish Centre for Mercury in the Arctic) (by Henrik Skov)   (PowerPoint presentation)
10:45 Short break
11:00

Session reserved for PowerPoint presentations by national resource persons providing recommendations for future research activities within the four key topics – Part I. (Chaired by John Munthe)

Max 5 slides=10 minutes (incl. questions) are allotted to each presentation

1: Sources and pathways

12.45 Lunch
13:30

Session reserved for PowerPoint presentations by national resource persons providing recommendations for future research activities within the four key topics – Part II. (Chaired by John Munthe)


4: Levels in the Environment

  • Microbial interactions with mercury (by Søren Sørensen) (PowerPoint presentation)
  • Mercury from local sources (by Gert Asmund)   
    (PowerPoint presentation)
  • Mercury flow in the lower trophic level of the marine food web (by Mikael Sejr)   (PowerPoint presentation)
  • Selenium – Mercury interactions in aquatic food-chains (by Poul Bjerregaard)   (PowerPoint presentation)
  • Time trends over the last 20 years in ringed seals and sculpin (by Frank Riget)   (PowerPoint presentation)
  • Extended time trends in high trophic predators (by Rune Dietz)   (PowerPoint presentation)
  • Immediately after the session the presentations must be delivered in electronic form to the workshop secretariat to be included in the documentation / proceedings of the workshop.
14:40

Coffee break

15:00 Discussion of strengths and weaknesses in current and past Danish work and strategies. Discussion of future priorities (Facilitated by John Munthe)
15:50 Short break
16:10 Summing up the workshop inputs, workshop recommendations for priorities in future Danish mercury strategy (by Peter Outridge) (PowerPoint presentation) (Read the external review)
16:50 Closing of workshop (by Morten Skovgård Olsen)
18:00

Optional social dinner at own expense