Feb 18, GOS4M Executive Board meeting

GOS4M Executive Board  meeting will be held next February 18, from 15 p.m. to 17.30 CET. The first part of the meeting will dedicated to discuss about the governance structure, strategies and activities of the FPs, modelling activities and other governance-related tasks. The second part of the meeting will be an open session to discuss about different aspects of GOS4M – like … Read more

Partnership Advisory Group meeting 11

December 15-16, 2020 will be held online the eleventh meeting of UNEP Global Mercury Partnership Advisory Group. The meeting will be co-chaired by Rodges Ankrah (Environmental Protection Agency, U.S.), and TeerapornWiriwutikorn (Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Thailand). It will represents an opportunity to review recent activities of the Partnership and its Partnership Areas; exchange opinions on future priorities; discuss progress and next steps for the work on mercury from non-ferrous mining and smelting … Read more

3-4 December ERA-PLANET Annual Meeting

On the 3rd and 4th of December there will be the annual online ERA-PLANET project meeting. ERA-PLANET is the European network for sharing Big Data generated by in situ or satellite platforms in order to reinforce the European Research Space in the Earth observation sector. The first day will be opened by a welcome from Jean Dusart (European Commission) and Nicola Pirrone (CNR), then continue with a brief … Read more

Publication in the Official Gazette

It was published in the Official Gazette General Series n. 267 of 27-10-2020 the Ratification and execution of the Minamata Convention on mercury, with Attachments, made in Kumamoto on 10 October 2013. With this last formal act, Italy fully adheres to the Convention.

GOS4M Kick-off

The GEO Flagship GOS4M kick-off workshop will be held online on October, 7 and 8. The virtual workshop will bring together leading scientific experts on mercury monitoring and will be opened by Monika Stankiewicz, Executive Secretary of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and Gilberto Camara, Director of the GEO Secretariat. The workshop will officially launch … Read more

Ratification of the Minamata Convention

The Italian Senate ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury (DDL S. 1171, http://www.senato.it/leg/18/BGT/Schede/Ddliter/51523.htm). The ratification of the Convention by the Parliament is highly appreciated by the researchers of the Institute on Air Pollution (CNR-IIA) who in the last 20 years have coordinated important research projects financed by the European Commission and major international organizations (US-EPA, … Read more

New website

The National Mercury Reference Center (CRNM) (www.cnrm.it) which represents Italy under the Minamata Convention on Mercury has a new website. The CNRM was established through an agreement between the CNR and the Ministry for the Environment and Protection of the Territory and the Sea (MATTM) and sees the participation of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità … Read more