– 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.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has recently launched a call for a number of new national experts, which includes a post for an expert to work in the air pollutant emissions area. You can find details of the position under the links below, as well as the formal rules concerning the secondment of national experts to EEA, which is normally for a period of up to 4 years.
You are welcome to forward this information to any colleague you feel may be interested in applying. Please note that proposals for candidates, including CVs, should be submitted by email to SNEcall2015@eea.europa.eu no later than by 30 November 2015.
For more information about this position, please contact:
Martin Adams, Head of Group: Air pollution, Transport and Noise
European Environment Agency
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7277
Posted by Alexa Michel on November 4, 2015 at 12:39
we want to draw your attention to the 1st OPEN SCIENCE MEETING of ILTER in Kruger National Park/South Africa from 9-13 October 2016. On the proposed agenda are themes like:
- Nitrogen impacts on ecosystem structures and functioning
- Carbon and water cycles
- Drivers of biodiversity across scales
- Data Integration and interoperability enabling global scale ecosystem Research and linking with environmental Monitoring.
ICP Forests should be in the position to contribute substantially to all of these subjects.
For further information see: http://www.ilternet.edu/
Posted by Walter Seidling on October 22, 2015 at 12:06
Dear members and friends of the ICP Forests community,
We are happy to inform you about the online publication of the 2015 Technical Report of ICP Forests - Forest Condition in Europe.
You can download the report (25 MB) under this link until September 6. The password is TR2015.
It will then be available on the ICP Forests website at:…
Posted by Alexa Michel on August 26, 2015 at 13:56
Dear all,I would like to announce that we will organise a workshop on 8-9 October 2015 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in London, with the topic environmental change and forest ectomycorrhizal…Continue
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