Web-based Knowledge Platform

The conclusions and recommendations of DiPol are based on sound scientific data. These data have been generated during the project in the framework of comprehensive monitoring campaigns at four case studies in Oslo, Gothenburg, Copenhagen and Hamburg and arranged in a central database. This procedure was a prerequisite to derive further information from these data that enables decision makers to choose cost-effective, adaptive measures to counteract climate change impacts on water quality.

To allow for a better interpretation, all analysed samples have been characterised with respect to the hydrological conditions during sampling. Furthermore, the analysis results have been processed to provide “integrated parameters”, in order to simplify the interpretation and to allow comparison between samples and study sites. Examples of such integrated parameters are overall chemistry indicators (msPAF, Toxic Units), observed toxic potency (in-vitro bioassays on extracts) and observed biological quality (in-vivo assays). These results have also been stored in the database.

Based on a decision of the DiPol consortium, the WKP is subdivided into two visualization tools, namely "OpenEarth/GoogleEarth" and "Map my Climate". In order to view DiPol's results, please refer to the accordant pages (left menu) and access the individual sections of the WKP.

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