December 4, 2011, 9:55 am

BERPAC was the joint USA/USSR Bering and Chukchi Seas research program whose goal was to examine the status of marine ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea, and to assess their role in determining global climate.

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The objectives of BERPAC consist of the study of the biogeochemical cycles of contaminants, related oceanographical processes, and food–web interactions in the North Pacific waters that flow through the Bering and Chukchi Seas, including the study of the behavior of organic water pollutants at the water/sediment interface since sediments are source of the secondary pollution of ecosystems.

Further Reading




Baum, S. (2011). BERPAC. Retrieved from


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