• Blue mussels (Mytilus edulis spp.) as sentinel organisms in coastal pollution monitoring: A review 

      Beyer, Jonny; Green, Norman Whitaker; Brooks, Steven; Allan, Ian; Ruus, Anders; Gomes, Tania; Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Schøyen, Merete (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The blue mussel (Mytilus spp.) is widely used as a bioindicator for monitoring of coastal water pollution (mussel watch programs). Herein we provide a review of this study field with emphasis on: the suitability of Mytilus ...
    • Determining the risk of calcium oxide (CaO) particle exposure to marine organisms 

      Brooks, Steven; Georgantzopoulou, Anastasia; Johansen, Joachim Tørum; Mengede, Martin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Calcium oxide (CaO) is being considered as a possible treatment for both the control of echinoderm populations and the treatment against sea lice infestation in Norwegian salmon farms. CaO particles produce an exothermal ...
    • Detoxifying CO2 capture reclaimer waste by anaerobic digestion 

      Wang, Shuai; Hovland, Jon; Brooks, Steven; Bakke, Rune (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      The decrease in toxicity of carbon capture reclaimer monoethanolamine (MEA) waste (MEAw) during anaerobic degradation of such waste together with easily degradable organics was investigated. Samples were collected from a ...
    • Differences in copper bioaccumulation and biological responses in three Mytilus species 

      Brooks, Steven; Farmen, Eivind; Heier, Lene Sørlie; Blanco-Rayon, Esther; Izagirre, Urtzi (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Mytilus species are important organisms in marine systems being highly abundant and widely distributed along the coast of Europe and worldwide. They are typically used in biological effects studies and have a suite of ...
    • Guidelines and best available techniques for submarine tailings disposal in Norwegian fjords: Recommendations from the NYKOS project. 

      Ramirez-Llodra, Eva; Andersen, Guri Sogn; Bekkby, Trine; Brooks, Steven; Escudero-Oñate, Carlos; Gundersen, Hege; Schaanning, Morten; Trannum, Hilde Cecilie; Yakushev, Evgeniy; Baeten, Nicole; Lepland, Aivo; Ibragimova, Olga; Kleiv, Rolf Arne; Nepstad, Raymond; Muñoz, María; Høgaas, Helge; Sandøy, Roar (NIVA-rapport;7430, Research report, 2019)
      The NYKOS project aimed at addressing some of the main knowledge gaps on the environmental impacts of submarine tailing disposal (STD) to facilitate the development of techniques, practices and management measures that ...
    • Integrated biomarker assessment of the effects of tailing discharges from an iron ore mine using blue mussels (Mytilus spp.) 

      Brooks, Steven; Harman, Christopher Peter; Hultman, Maria Thérése; Berge, John A (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      The blue mussel (Mytilus spp.) has been used to assess the potential biological effects of the discharge effluent from the Sydvaranger mine, which releases its tailings into Bøk fjord at Kirkenes in the north of Norway. ...
    • Marine ecotoxicity of nitramines, transformation products of amine-based carbon capture technology 

      Coutris, Claire; Macken, Ailbhe; Collins, Andrew Richard; El Yamani, Naouale; Brooks, Steven (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      In the context of reducing CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, chemical absorption with amines is emerging as the most advanced technology for post-combustion CO2 capture from exhaust gases of fossil fuel power plants. Despite ...
    • Measurement of naphthenic acids in the receiving waters around an offshore oil platform by passive sampling 

      Harman, Christopher Peter; Langford, Katherine; Sundt, Rolf; Brooks, Steven (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014)
      Polar organic chemical integrative samplers (POCIS) were deployed in the vicinity of an offshore oil installation and analyzed for naphthenic acids (NAs). The POCIS accumulated a range of mono‐ to tetracyclic NAs, with ...
    • Miljørisiko ved utslipp fra gruvevirksomhet på Stjernøy – en sammenfatning av tester utført i regi av forskningsprosjektet NYKOS. 

      Schaanning, Morten; Trannum, Hilde Cecilie; Brooks, Steven (NIVA-rapport;7464, Research report, 2020)
      Denne rapporten sammenfatter resultater av ulike tester med avgang fra Sibelcos gruvevirksomhet på Stjernøy, Finnmark, oppnådd under forskningsprosjektet NYKOS. Videre vurderes resultatene i sammenheng med overvåking av ...
    • Monitoring the biological effects of Nyhamna discharge water using caged Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) 

      Brooks, Steven; Harman, Christopher; Jonsson, Henrik; Farmen, Eivind; Glette, Tormod (NIVA-rapport;6341, Research report, 2012)
      The potential biological effects of the process water (PW) from the Nyhamna gas processing plant on the West coast of Norway was assessed using biological responses in the Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua. Farmed cod were placed ...
    • Screening Programme 2015: Benzothiazoles, siloxanes, pigments & PBT compounds 

      van Bavel, Bert; Thomas, Kevin V; Langford, Katherine; Reid, Malcolm; Vogelsang, Christian; Øxnevad, Sigurd; Bæk, Kine; Fjeld, Eirik; Brooks, Steven; Schlabach, Martin; Rostkowski, Pawel; Warner, Nick; Borgen, Anders; Halse, Anne Karine; Davanger, Kirsten; Gundersen, Hans (NIVA-rapport;1639-2016, Research report, 2016)
      This report summarizes the findings of a screening study into the occurrence of selected benzothiazoles, siloxanes, pigments & PBT compounds in effluents, sewage sludge, surface water, sediments and biota.
    • Screening Programme 2015: Pharmaceuticals and hormones 

      Thomas, Kevin V; Langford, Katherine; Reid, Malcolm James; Vogelsang, Christian; Øxnevad, Sigurd; Bæk, Kine; Fjeld, Eirik; Brooks, Steven; Pampanin, Daniela Maria; Nikiforov, Vladimir; Schlabach, Martin (NIVA-rapport;7076, Research report, 2016)
      This report summarises the findings of a screening study into the occurrence of selected pharmaceuticals and hormones in effluents, sludges, surface waters, sediments and biota.
    • Seasonal and spatial variations in biomarker baseline levels within Arctic populations of mussels (Mytilus spp.) 

      Storhaug, Ekaterina; Nahrgang, Jasmine; Pedersen, Kristine Bondo; Brooks, Steven; Petes, Laura; Bakhmet, Igor N.; Frantzen, Marianne (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Climate change and pollution resulting from human activities in the Arctic require reliable monitoring systems in sentinel species. Mytilus spp. are used as sentinel species all around the world. The use of Mytilus spp. ...
    • The distribution of the Mussel Mytilus species along the Norwegian coast 

      Brooks, Steven; Farmen, Eivind (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013)
      Mussels (Mytilus spp.) are used frequently in biological effects studies and biomonitoring programs either as transplanted groups or native populations. However, as a result of the similarities in the external morphology ...
    • The Water Column Monitoring Programme 2013: Determining the biological effects of two offshore platforms on local fish populations 

      Brooks, Steven; Pampanin, Daniela M.; Harman, Christopher Peter; Dunaevskava, Evgenia (NIVA-rapport;6595, Research report, 2013)
      The biological effects of two offshore oil platforms on local fish populations were assessed as part of the Water Column Monitoring (WCM) programme for 2013. Wild fish were caught with baited rod and line from within the ...
    • Undersøkelse av hydrografiske og biologiske forhold i Indre Oslofjord Årsrapport 2020 

      Staalstrøm, Andre; Engesmo, Anette; Andersen, Guri Sogn; Gran, Sandra; Borgersen, Gunhild; Moy, Siri Røang; Valestrand, Louise; Brooks, Steven; Hylland, Ketil; Holth, Tor Fredrik (NIVA-rapport;7650, Research report, 2021)
      Blåskjell fra Hovedøya hadde dårligere helsetilstand enn ellers i fjorden, som sannsynligvis skyldes høyere miljøgiftbelastning. Utbredelsesmønstrene for undersøkte tangarter har ikke endret seg mye de siste ti årene. ...
    • Water Column Monitoring 2011 

      Brooks, Steven; Pampanin, Damiela N.; Harman, Christopher; Sundt, Rolf C. (NIVA-rapport;6237, Research report, 2011)
      The report presents results from the Water Column Monitoring survey 2011, performed in collaboration by NIVA and IRIS. The objective of the survey was to assess the extent to which produced water (PW) discharged from ...
    • Water Column Monitoring 2014: Determining the biological effects of an offshore platform on local fish populations 

      Brooks, Steven; Pampanin, Daniela M.; Harman, Christopher Peter; Grung, Merete (NIVA-rapport;6735, Research report, 2015)
      The biological effects of an offshore oil platform on local fish populations were assessed as part of the Water Column Monitoring (WCM) programme for 2014. The Njord A platform was chosen as the study location, which was ...
    • Weathering impacts the uptake of polyethylene microparticles from toothpaste in Mediterranean mussels (M. galloprovincialis) 

      Bråte, Inger Lise Nerland; Blázquez, Mercedes; Brooks, Steven; Thomas, Kevin V (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) were exposed over 21 days to polyethylene (PE) particles (0.01 mg ml−1; 50–570 μm) isolated from toothpaste. PE was deployed in the Outer Oslofjord (Norway) for 21 days, ...