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Volume 1, 2013Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment
|Number of page(s)||3|
|Section||Merging Science and Policy III|
|Published online||23 April 2013|
GEMAS: The geochemical mapping of agricultural and grazing land soils of Europe
1 Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Via Mezzocannone 8, 80134, Napoli, ITALY
2 Università del Sannio, Dipartimento di Scienze per la Biologia, la Geologia e l’Ambiente, Via dei Mulini, 59/A, 82100, Benevento, ITALY
3 University of Bologna, Department of Earth Science, Piazza di Porta San Donato 1, I-40126 Bologna, ITALY
4 Università di Cagliari, Dipartimento di Geoingegneria e Tecnologie Ambientali, Piazza D’Armi 09123, Cagliari, ITALY
5 Geological Survey of Norway, PO Box 6315 Sluppen, N-7491 Trondheim, NORWAY
6 Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Stilleweg 2, 30655 Hannover, GERMANY
7 Institute of Geology and Mineral Exploration, Entrance C, Olympic Village, Acharnae, GR-13677, Athens, GREECE
The GEMAS project started in 2008 with a joint field campaign of almost all geological surveys in Europe in cooperation with some external organizations. 2211 samples of agricultural soil and 2118 samples from land under permanent grass cover were collected from a large part of Europe over a total area of about 5 million sqkm. Analysis of 53 chemical elements were carried out and The initial results indicate that nature, geology and climate are the major driving forces for the mapped distribution of element patterns at the European scale. Once completed, this project will deliver good quality and comparable exposure data of metals in agricultural and grazing land soil.
Key words: Heavy metals / GEMAS project / grazing land / agricultural soil
M. Andersson, A. Arnoldussen, M.J. Batista, A. Bel-lan, W. De Vos, M. Duris, A. Dusza, O.A. Eggen, M. Eklund, V. Ernstsen, P. Filzmoser, D. Flight, M. Fuchs, U. Fugedi, A. Gilucis, M. Gosar, V. Gregorauskiene, A. Gulan, J. Halamić, E. Haslinger, P. Hayoz, R. Hoffmann, J. Hoogewerff, H. Hrvatovic, S. Husnjak, C.C. Johnson, G. Jordan, L. Kaste, B. Keilert, J. Kivisilla, V. Klos, F. Krone, P. Kwecko, L. Kuti, A. Ladenberger, J. Locutura, D. P.Lucivjansky, D. Mackovych, B.I. Malyuk, R. Maquil, P. McDonnell, R.G. Meuli, N. Miosic, G. Mol, P. Négrel, P. O’Connor, R. T. Ottesen, A. Pasieczna, W. Petersell, S. Pramuka, C. Prazeres, U. Rauch, H. Reitner, I. Salpeteur, N. Samardzic, A. Schedl, A. Scheib, I. Schoeters, P. Sefcik, F. Skopljak, I. Slaninka, A. Šorša, T. Stafilov, E. Sellersjö, V.Trendavilov, V. Verougstraete, D. Vidojević, Z. Zomeni
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