Environmental toxins in urban animals shall measure the levels of environmental toxins in land dwelling animals and the degree of bioaccumulation/biomagnification. This shall be used to assess to what degree animals are exposed to environmental toxins and the potential effects that these can create. The objective of the programme is to procure information that The Norwegian Environment Agency can use in the regulation of new environmental toxins. In the work involved in regulating new environmental toxins, The Norwegian Environment Agency has had particular focus on poisonous materials that have a longevity in the environment, that become concentrated in organisms and spread over large geographical distances. Traditionally, the environmental monitoring has occurred in more untouched areas, but to gain better knowledge of how our consumption and environmental toxins in products affect the environment around us, The Norwegian Environment Agency is currently also executing environmental monitoring in town and urban areas. In order to get break-throughs for new regulations against environmentally damaging materials, knowledge about how the materials become concentrated in animals and the land is important, particularly since we current have most knowledge about how the materials behave in marine animals. The programme ‘Environmental Toxins in Urban Animals’ shall therefore particularly assist with data on how materials become concentrated via the food chain (biomagnification), but shall also provide information about what levels of environmental toxins animals that live in the urban area are exposed to and whether the environmental toxins that the animals have in their bodies on a whole represent a danger, either for the animals themselves or for other animals that eat them.
The ‘Ecosystem Monitoring Programme in Coastal Water — ØKOKYST’ is intended to monitor and survey the state of the environment in selected areas along the Norwegian coast. The monitoring shall to provide knowledge of important ecosystems and species, and capture adverse effects of nutrients and particles at an early stage. The ØKOKYST Project shall cover the requirement for the national basic monitoring in accordance with the Norwegian Water Regulations. Parts of the ØKOKYST Project shall also capture the climate change impacts on the ecosystems.
Pollutants in bydyr will measure levels of pollutants in terrestrial animals and degree of bioaccumulation / biomagnification. This will be used to assess the extent to which animals are exposed to environmental pollutants and potential effects these can create. The goal of the program is to provide information that Environment Agency may use in the regulation of new pollutants. In their efforts to get regulated new pollutants Environment Agency focused its efforts on toxic substances that have long lifetimes in the environment, which accumulate in organisms and spread over large geographical distances. Traditionally, environmental monitoring occurred in more pristine areas, but to get a better knowledge of how our consumption and pollutants in the products affect the environment around us therefore conducts Environment Agency today also environmental monitoring in urban and suburban areas. To gain support for new regulations on hazardous substances is the knowledge of how substances accumulate in animals on land important, especially since we now have the most knowledge of how substances behave in aquatic animals. The program "Pollutants in bydyr" shall therefore especially provide data on how substances accumulate through the food chain (biomagnification), but should also provide information on the levels of pollutants animals living in urban areas are exposed to and on the pollutants animals have body collected set endangers either themselves or other animals that eat them.
Overriding authority shall Environment Directorate conclude a framework agreement for the supply of protective signs. Subscribers of signs will be Environment Agency and the delegated authority for protected areas. These should use the framework agreement for purchase of signs.
Safety signs shall inform visitors that they get into or located in a conservation area and the form of protection that applies. Signs put up where they are clearly visible, often the paths and roads where visitors passing border area. They can also be placed elsewhere, f. Ex easily visible on the islets and islands and beaches where people come by boat.
There shall be established a framework agreement with a supplier for the manufacture and supply of safety signs. The contract shall be four years.
The agreement will be used by Environment Directorate, county, administrative controls for protected areas, local authorities and others who have management responsibility for protected areas. Overall it can be between fifty and one hundred agencies or organizations that will buy signs to be covered by the agreement. It will be made summaries of these are. Subscribers who are not in the section shall prove that they are covered by the agreement. Safety signs shall not be supplied to other than these.
Environment Directorate estimates annual deliveries of between 1,200 and 1,400 signs. The signs are of different shapes and texts. Most texts will be standardized. It should be stressed that the projections are estimated and not binding.
The monitoring program "Ecosystem Monitoring in coastal water - ØKOKYST" intends to monitor and survey the state of the environment in selected areas along the Norwegian coast. The monitoring shall obtain knowledge of important ecosystems and species, and intercept unwanted influences of nutrients and particulate matter at an early stage. ØKOKYST shall cover the national surveillance monitoring according to the Water Regulations. Parts of ØKOKYST will also capture climate change impact on ecosystems.
Competition for the purchase of educational services in cognitive environmental therapy / cognitive behavioral therapy / cognitive therapy. The Offeror shall be responsible for a complete education in cognitive milieu in two parts, as well as be responsible for annual boosters for those who have received education / training.
Educational programs should be adapted to the target audience, who are employees of child welfare institutions in Bufetat Central Norway.