Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 299–314 | Cite as

Objectives, components and experiences in the development of The IOC Marine Pollution Monitoring System (MARPOLMON)

  • N. R. Andersen
  • R. Dawson
  • J. C. Duinker
  • J. W. Farrington
  • A. H. Knap
  • G. Kullenberg


The Marine Pollution Monitoring System (MARPOLMON) constitutes a marine chemical component of the Global Environment Monitoring System (GEMS). The Programme covers all matters related to marine pollution research and associated monitoring activities required for the assessment of marine pollution. MARPOLMON constitutes the data-gathering activity, being directed to accurately determine levels of selected contaminants in several phases of the marine environment in various regions of the World Ocean. It is envisaged to utlize MARPOLMON generated data for the purposes of construction of mass-balances and making contamination and pollution assessments in regional and global contexts.

Data gathering, reporting and exchange requires stringent control of the quality of the information retrieved, which in turn dictates the development and testing of standard methodology, its widespread adoption and intercomparison of methods and feedback-refinement of orogonal methods or hypotheses.


Environmental Management Monitoring System Marine Environment Data Gathering Chemical Component 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. R. Andersen
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Dawson
    • 3
  • J. C. Duinker
    • 4
    • 5
  • J. W. Farrington
    • 6
  • A. H. Knap
    • 7
  • G. Kullenberg
    • 8
  1. 1.National Science FoundationUSA
  2. 2.Scientific Committee for GIPMEUSA
  3. 3.University of MarylandUSA
  4. 4.Kiel UniversityGermany
  5. 5.GEMSIGermany
  6. 6.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionUSA
  7. 7.Bermuda Biological Station for ResearchUSA
  8. 8.Intergovernmental Oceanographic CommissionUSA

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