GMP Data Warehouse – Data Visualization

Global Monitoring Plan (GMP) for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention

The GMP Data Warehouse (GMP DWH) is an online tool developed for handling persistent organic pollutants (POPs) monitoring data generated in the frame of the Global Monitoring Plan (GMP) under the Stockholm Convention on POPs.

While GMP DWH is a tool for storage, analysis and visualization of global POPs data online, there is more detailed information and explanations related to POPs data. This information is available in each of the regional monitoring reports on the Stockholm Convention website (see reports released in 2015).

Available Tools

GMP Data Visualization 2014 is a tool for consideration of GMP data per region, it allows the following visualizations of available data:

  • Map overview
  • Data Availability
    • Available data – Parameters
    • Available data – Time
  • Summary statistics
  • Time Series
    • Trend Map
    • Time Series Analysis
    • Time Series Bar Charts Map
  • Data Exports
    • Sites Summary
    • Data Sources Summary
    • Analytical Methods Summary
    • Export of All Data Selected

Open data selection

The purpose of the GMP DWH is to:

  • Serve as regional node for electronic data collection, storage, processing and presentation in regions with limited capacity;
  • Support the development of regional monitoring reports and the global report in the frame of the GMP;
  • Support the effectiveness evaluation of the Stockholm Convention by compiling and visualizing results of global POPs monitoring activities;
  • Providing user-friendly access to the POPs monitoring data to all stakeholders and the broad public.

It contains information on POPs concentrations in ambient air, human tissues (breast milk and maternal blood) and surface water for water-soluble POPs (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride) collected in the frame of the GMP and validated by the regional organization groups of the five UN regions. These data are presented also in the regional monitoring reports.

The following monitoring programmes contributed data on ambient air:

  • AMAP
  • EMEP
  • GAPS
  • China National POPs Monitoring Project
  • Košetice

The following monitoring programmes contributed data on human milk:

  • UNEP/WHO Human Milk Survey
  • China National POPs Monitoring Project

The following programmes and publications contributed data on water monitoring:

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The worldwide implementation of the Global Monitoring Plan was made possible thanks to the generous contributions to the Stockholm Convention Voluntary Trust Fund from the Governments of Japan, Norway, Sweden, and through the European Commission’s Thematic Programme for Environment and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources, including Energy (ENRTP). Further, the contribution of the projects to support POPs monitoring activities in regions, funded through the Global Environmet Facility (GEF) and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM), is greatly acknowledged. Monitoring activities, and data collection and analysis are implemented in the five UN regions in cooperation with strategic partners and through involvement of Regional Organization Groups and Global Coordination Group. The GMP DWH has been developed and is hosted by the Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment and the Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.


The designations employed and the presentations in this portal are possible options, based on expert judgment, for the purpose of providing comparable POPs monitoring data for the effectiveness evaluation of the Stockholm Convention. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) or contributory organizations/monitoring programmes cannot be liable for misuse of the information contained in it.


Hůlek R., Borůvková J., Gregor J., Kalina J., Bednářová Z., Šebková K., Melkes O., Šalko M., Novák R., Jarkovský J., Dušek L., Klánová J. Global Monitoring Plan of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants: visualisation and on-line analysis of global levels of chemicals in air, water, breast milk and blood [online]. Masaryk University, 2014. Available from: