Welcome to the GOS4M Knowledge Hub in support of the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
GOS4M is a GEO Flagship aimed to support implementation of the Convention.
This Knowledge Hub as a part of the GEO Knowledge Hub can support decision-makers in the assessment of the effectiveness of measures by co-designing different policy scenarios at national or regional levels. It will permit the assessment of mercury fate, from sources to receptors, and estimate of costs associated with policies. This Virtual Laboratory includes complex chemo-physical atmospheric models that pre-process data and genearte depositions over land and oceans, bio-geochemical models to simulate processes in the ocean and ecological models to estimate mercury uptake by the throphic net. Effect of emission reduction can be applied and impact on seafood observed.