Geo-Bio Hazards in Sub-Arctic Region

HazArctic

Alkamispäivä

01.01.2018

Päättymispäivä

31.12.2020

Tavoitteet

The main objectives are to 1) characterize the occurrence and geo-bio hazards of acid sulfate soils in the Arctic and sub-Arctic areas of the Barents region and to increase awareness of their environmental impact, 2) deepen the understanding of processes controlling the environmental impacts of closed and active mine sites and develop practices to minimize them and 3) advance understanding of geomicrobial processes that determine the fate of metals in the environment.

Tuotokset

The project will provide extensive geochemical and microbiological datasets that will help in planning future studies and guide strategies to prevent threats to ecosystem health, food production and human exposure to metals.