Environmental Mercury Lab
Welcome to the Environmental Mercury Laboratory at Northern Arizona University. We work primarily with tracking the movement of mercury and other metals in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, with an emphasis on histories of metals deposition as recorded by aquatic sediment cores. We also work in water quality and water resources management.
Technical & policy support for international organizations
Dr. Gremillion provides support for international organizations in areas that include transboundary management of water resources and ecosystems, enabling activities for the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and project or programme evaluations. Clients include International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS), Deutsche GIZ, and Global Environment Facility (GEF). A complete listing of projects can be found in Dr. Gremillion’s CV.
Key personnel in the Nubian Strategic Action Programme Team with IAEA Director General Mr. Yukia Amano at the Sahel Reception, hosted by the ambassador to the United Nations in Vienna from Sweden, IAEA 57th General Conference, September 2013, Vienna, Austria. From left, Peter Whalley, Paul Gremillion, Yukia Amano, Spirodon Kleitsas, Vladimir Mamaev, and Eric Cole. Source: IAEA
UNDP / GEF support
Lab director, Dr. Paul Gremillion, has seven years of experience working on Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects in the Nubian Aquifer System of northeast Africa, the Nile Basin, and the Lake Baikal Basin. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been the implementing agency for these projects. More information can be found in Dr. Gremillion’s CV.
Nations are now working to ratify the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The Global Environment Facility provides assistance to countries in their enabling activities for ratification. The Chemicals & Waste group within the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) works with countries and stakeholders to manage mercury in the environment.