Cohen, D.R., Rutherford, N.F., Morisseau, E. and Zissimos, A.M., 2011.Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus. UNSW Press, Sydney, 2011
The Geochemical Atlas of Cyprus was a five year project (2006-2011) funded through a public tender by the Government of Cyprus and it was implemented in collaboration with University of New South Wales Australia (U.N.S.W.). The project involved soil samplings from 5500 selected sites covering a total area of 5,897 km2 and chemical analyses of some 60 chemical elements. The project resulted in the publication of the Geochemical atlas of Cyprus, a series of soil maps that represent a “snap shot” of the distribution and abundance of chemical components that exist in the environment at that point in time. It resulted in a tool of great importance for both the public and private sectors which is used today as an environmental and resource reference base to measure changes in the geochemistry of the natural environment. It has been used to define reference baseline values through which chemical contamination of soils and water reservoirs are assessed and remediated.