The International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests) was launched in 1985 under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention, formerly CLRTAP) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
ICP Forests monitors forest condition at two monitoring intensity levels:
The Level I monitoring is based on 5663 observation plots (as at 2020) on a systematic transnational grid of 16 x 16 km throughout Europe and beyond to gain insight into the geographic and temporal variations in forest condition.
The Level II intensive monitoring comprises 633 plots (as at 2019) in selected forest ecosystems with the aim to clarify cause-effect relationships.
At present 42 countries in Europe and beyond participate in ICP Forests.
Participants were very grateful for meeting in person again after two years of online meetings under the COVID19-pandemic and appreciated peaceful dialogue and transnational co-operation.
We welcome three colleagues as new Expert Panel Co-Chairs (to be confirmed at the next TFM):
Posted by Alexa Michel on April 8, 2022 at 15:00
Due to the political situation in Europe determined by the Russian attack to Ukraine, we are no longer able to host the anticipated meetings with LUKE in Finland. We are aware that this may cause several inconveniences on your side, for which we apologize.
The 38th Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests will be held as an online meeting under the organization of the Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests.
The FORECOMON 2022, however, will be postponed to 2023.
The ICP Forests Chair, Programme Co-ordinating Centre, and ICP Forests Scientific Committee would like to express their deepest gratitude to the local organizers Päivi Merilä and Liisa Ukonmaanaho, as well as to all LUKE colleagues involved, for their work in preparing the meeting. We hope to benefit from this great effort and continue our fruitful and constructive cooperation next year, for FORECOMON 2023.
Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on April 6, 2022 at 11:30
(1) the policy-making perspective of forest health monitoring, current criteria and indicators, and future needs for decision-making,
(2) the state-of-the-art developments in the field from terrestrial and remote technologies,
(3) a case study, share lessons learnt and limitations.
Finally, a panel will discuss common challenges and opportunities, specifically how to improve the information transfer between policy-science-practice.
Posted by Alexa Michel on February 11, 2022 at 17:30
Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on February 8, 2022 at 14:00
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