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CAMP - Contaminant Inputs via the Atmosphere

FieldDescriptionValidated Entry
[Table title]Name of monitoring programmeContaminant Inputs via the Atmosphere
[ProgrammeDescription]Description of the monitoring programme

The OSPAR Comprehensive Atmospheric Monitoring Programme (CAMP) consists of coastal atmospheric monitoring stations where monitoring data are estimated to represent marine atmospheric deposition conditions.

[OtherPoliciesConventions]Monitoring for other Union legislation or international agreements that contributes to the programme.OSP-CEMP
[Contracting Parties monitoring]

Which other countries are involved in practical implementation of this monitoring programme, and what is the degree of cooperation.

Coordinated data collection
[Contracting Parties supplying data] BE, DE, DK, ES, FR, IE,IS, NL, NO, SE, UK
[Contracting Parties with an "opt out"]  
[Temporal scope]Start (and end) date of the programme.1987 - 9999
[Spatial scope]Spatial coverage of the programme according to the jurisdictional zones of marine waters.Terrestrial part of MS
Transitional waters (WFD)
Coastal waters (WFD)
[Aggregation of Data]At which scale can the data from the sub-programme be aggregated for environmental assessments?Sub-regions and Region of the North-East Atlantic
[MarineReportingUnit]Area(s) where the programme takes place.


[Monitoring Purpose]

Purpose of the programme aimed at collecting data and information.Environmental state and impacts;
Pressures at source (land-based, riverine and atmospheric sources);
Human activities causing the pressures;
Effectiveness of measures
[MonitoringType]Type of monitoring (in-situ, remote sensing, etc.).In-situ sampling coastal
[Indicator Metric]Feature(s) monitored (ecosystem components, pressures, activities).PresInputCont
[Elements]Element(s) monitored (e.g. species, habitats, contaminants).

All Contaminants

[Element Monitored] Atmospheric deposition of contaminants, ambient air concentrations of contaminants
[Parameter Measured]Parameter(s) monitored.


[Monitoring Guidelines/Monitoring Method in place]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.


[MonitoringMethodOther]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.

JAMP Guideline on methods and criteria for harmonised sampling and analysis of PAHs in air and precipitation

JAMP Guidelines for the sampling and analysis of mercury in air and precipitation

Guidance for the Comprehensive Atmospheric Monitoring Programe (CAMP)

[Quality Assurance Procedures in Place]In addition to a specified method, is there any additional Quality Assurance used?For the CAMP quality assurance the recommendation is to refer to the procedures within the QA/QC programme of EMEP. Information regarding the procedures for quality assurance of EMEP for precipitation, for air and for aerosol can be found at
[Quality Control]What type of Quality Control is used?

Parties report a wider range of components than is covered by CAMP.
Excluded are i.e. major ions, which are reported to provide the potential for quality control…

The necessary quality control steps are primarily associated with gold trap collection and analytical instrument reliability. All gold traps must be individually calibrated at regular intervals

[Data submission Frequency (and deadline)]Frequency of the monitoringYearly
[Applicable MSFD GES Criteria]Indicator(s) to which the programme contributes.D8C1
[Data Depository]Link to where monitoring data can be accessed (Art. 19(3))
[Data Custodian] NILU
[Assessment Guidelines] 

Agreement 2015-04, Guidance for the Comprehensive Atmospheric Monitoring Programme (CAMP)

[Assessment tools available]  
[Nature of data] Processed
CAMP - Contaminant Inputs via the Atmosphere