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 5852 observation plots (as at 2019) 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 623 plots (as at 2018) in selected forest ecosystems with the aim to clarify cause-effect relationships.
At present 42 countries in Europe and beyond participate in ICP Forests.
Heavy metals in forest floors and topsoils of ICP Forests Level I plots: Based on the combined Forest Soil Condition Database - Level I (FSCDB.LI)
by Tine Bommarez, Nathalie Cools and Bruno De Vos from the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO) and ICP Forests Soil Co-ordinating Centre (FSCC) in Belgium.Continue
Posted by Alexa Michel on February 11, 2021 at 10:30
The report provides comprehensive information on the status and trends in forests and forestry in Europe, based on the pan-European criteria for sustainable forest management.
It is a result of co-operation with numerous experts, governments, as well as international organizations, including ICP Forests.
The State of Europe's Forests 2020 report, as well as its Summary for Policy Makers, are now available at https://foresteurope.org/publications/ .
Posted by Alexa Michel on January 20, 2021 at 11:00
The following test samples were submitted to the participants:
Beech leaves (Austria), Spruce needles (Slovenia) - same sample like in the 19th Test (Sample 1), Spruce needles (Austria) and Ash leaves (Belgium).
The following participating laboratories with a percentage of correct results below 80% have severe QC/QA-problems, a miscalculation of the results and/or methodical…Continue
Posted by Alfred FÜRST on January 11, 2021 at 13:30
We are happy to inform you that the ICP Forests 2020 Technical Report is now available online and can be downloaded from the ICP Forests website. Printed copies will be available soon.
With best wishes
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP
Posted by Alexa Michel on December 22, 2020 at 16:00
Dear colleagues,as topicality is rising on application of soil spectroscopy for routine analysis by utilizing own created or shared spectral libraries, I am interested if someone could share their knowledge on instrumentation choice? Could someone…Continue
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Dear colleagues,It is planned to purchase a new mill, Kjeldahl Steam Distillation System for N analysis and combined system to analyze pH, EC and alkalinity for water samples for my lab. 1. There are two mills in our lab. One of them is Retsch ZM200…Continue
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