– 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.
registration for this test ended in July 2016 - till now 45 laboratories participate (see timetable). For this test three spruce and one pine needle sample were prepared. The results for the elements S, N. P, K, Ca, Mg, C, Zn, Mn, Fe, Cu, Pb, Cd and B will be evaluated. Other elements can be analyzed – especially results of heavy metals like As, Co, Cr, Hg, Mo, Ni, Tl and V are most welcome. Deadline for the online result submission is 2017-01-01. There is no possibility to enlarge this deadline.
Please, keep in mind that all participating laboratories within the ICP-FORESTS monitoring program have to participate in the Interlaboratory Comparison Test too, otherwise no monitoring data submission is possible!
If you want to participate in this Interlaboratory Comparison Test please contact me per email.
All the best
Posted by Alfred FÜRST on July 28, 2016 at 12:30
With the 5th ICP Forests Scientific Conference in Luxembourg on May 11-12, 2016 approaching soon, I am happy to announce that the Book of Abstracts is now available online.
With best wishes
Posted by Alexa Michel on May 2, 2016 at 14:52
Dear members and friends of the ICP Forests website community,
We are happy to inform you about the online publication of the
30 Years Anniversary Report of ICP Forests
You can download the report from the ICP Forests website
With best wishes
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests
Posted by Alexa Michel on April 6, 2016 at 10:48
We cordially invite you to register now for the 5th Scientific Conference and 32nd Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests at http://icp-forests.org/forms/tfm_2016/ and benefit from early-bird registration rates until April 15, 2016.
Please keep in mind that the deadline for abstract submission is already on February 28, 2016.
For more information, please visit the following pages:
Posted by Alexa Michel on January 14, 2016 at 14:07
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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