– the International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests operating under the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) –
ICP Forests was launched in 1985 under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in response to wide public and political concern over extensive forest damage that had been observed in Europe in the beginning of the 1980s. ICP Forests monitors forest condition in Europe at two monitoring intensity levels: The Level I monitoring is based on around 6000 observation plots on a systematic transnational grid of 16 x 16 km throughout Europe to gain insight into the geographic and temporal variations in forest condition while the Level II intensive monitoring comprises around 500 plots in selected forest ecosystems with the aim to clarify cause-effect relationships. At present 42 countries participate in ICP Forests.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the
4th ICP Forests Scientific Conference
"Long-term trend and effects of air pollution on forest ecosystems, their services, and sustainability"
that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 19-20 May 2015.
Main topics include:
The Conference will bring together scientists and experts from ICP Forests, the UNECE ICPs community under the Working Group on Effects (WGE), partners and respective stakeholders, as well as interested scientists and…Continue
Posted by Alexa Michel on January 19, 2015 at 15:52
The ICP Forests 2014 Technical Report is now available online. If you have not received a personal copy of this report by the end of this month but would like to have one, please send a request to PCC-ICPForests@ti.bund.de
With best wishes
Posted by Alexa Michel on January 19, 2015 at 15:51
the results of the 17th Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Test are available on the FFCC homepage. The qualification reports can be downloaded from the ringtest web-interface. You had to login here with your lab code and your password. The following ICP-Forests laboratories (=laboratories analysing monitoring samples from the vegetation period 2014) had to re-qualify for some parameters:
F06: S, P, Mg
F24: P, K, C
F29: Ca, Mg, Zn, Cu, Cd
Please, keep in mind that the requalification for ICP-Forests laboratories must be finished before 1st of September…Continue
Posted by Alfred FÜRST on January 15, 2015 at 9:00