SCRC
The Stockholm Convention Regional Centre for Capacity Building and the Transfer of Technology (SCRC) in the Czech Republic is a body supporting sound chemicals management in the Central and Eastern European region and worldwide.
 

Data processing

GENASIS

GENASIS (Global ENvironmental ASsessment Information System) provides a comprehensive information on contamination of the environment by chemicals, namely persistent organic pollutans (POPs). GENASIS combines expertise, validated data from partner institutions, input from regular environmental monitoring programmes and provides data repository, analytical tools and data management. GENASIS user thereby receives all available up-to-date information on spatial and temporal trends in POPs concentrations in various environmental matrices (air, water, soil, biota and human tissues) that can be sorted, viewed and further analysed by using three GENASIS on-line tools: information portal, publishing platform and on-line data visualization.

Nationally, GENASIS forms an inextricable part of the overall environmental information system and its tools are designed to support in particular the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). GENASIS could also serve internationally and provide global information i.e. – to visualize the Global Monitoring Plan results. We believe that global potential of GENASIS merits to explored by its potential users - international/global monitoring programmes, secretariats of MEAs and by all environment related UN and EU institutions.

POPs GMP data visualization and analysis

A website www.pops-gmp.org was prepared as a presentation of the outcomes of the analysis of available Stockholm Convention Global Monitoring Plan (GMP) data on persistent organic pollutant (POPs) concentrations in three environmental matrices: ambient air, breast milk and human blood reported to the regional monitoring reports pertaining to the decision SC-3/19. The outcome consists of review of available GMP data regarding their structure, geographical coverage, time series availability and data reliability and suggestions for monitoring data standardization, data structure and electronic template that could serve in the future including a proposal for electronic data capture system for next data collection. In addition, data collected in the regional reports merit to be further used and therefore, an on-line visualization tool allows users to browse and analyze existing datasets.

Work presented in the website is fully in line with the tasks defined as priority issues by the Core Group experts. The web site www.pops-gmp.org and its tools for visualization and analysis of data collected in the Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention were approved by experts from the Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention, Global Coordination Group (GCG) and Regional Organization Groups (ROG) in February 2013 and made available to both environmental professionals and general public globally.