NORMAN - EMPODAT Database

Network of reference laboratories, research centres and related organisations for monitoring of emerging environmental substances

NORMAN - EMPODAT Database

EMPODAT is a database of geo-referenced monitoring and bio-monitoring data on emerging substances in the following matrices: water, sediments, biota, SPM, soil, sewage sludge and air.

The EMPODAT database consists of:

  • The Chemistry module for monitoring/occurrence data on emerging substances which are already known to be present in the environment but which are not yet included in routine monitoring programmes.
 

EMPODAT is designed to allow:

  • Access to the latest information on emerging pollutants, with an overview of benchmark values on the occurrence of emerging substances across Europe;
  • Identification of gaps in data relating to time, geographical areas and/or environmental matrices.
 

How to submit data

For information and conditions for the inclusion of your data in the NORMAN databases, please contact the Chairman of the Norman Association – Jaroslav SLOBODNIK.

To include data into the NORMAN database, DATA COLLECTION TEMPLATES (DCT) in excel were developed for each of the matrix. These DCTs can be downloaded at http://www.normandata.eu/empodat/dct_download_index.php.

The completed DCTs should be sent to the NORMAN database development team: norman@ei.sk with copy to slobodnik@ei.sk, for further processing and upload to the web-database.

Large datasets, available in other then excel format can be uploaded as well, after communication with the NORMAN team - to check the structure of data, availability of obligatory information and to agree on the optimal way of the data transfer.

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