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.
ICP Forests was launched in 1985 under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) due to the growing public awareness of possible adverse effects of air pollution on forests. ICP Forests monitors the forest condition in Europe, in cooperation with the European Union using two different monitoring intensity levels. The first grid (called Level I) is based on around 6000 observation plots on a systematic transnational grid of 16 x 16 km throughout Europe. The intensive monitoring level comprises around 500 Level II plots in selected forest ecosystems in Europe. Currently 41 countries participate in the ICP Forests.
many thanks from my side to all participants contributing to this successful Joint EP Meeting in Eberswalde. Those combinded meetings bear indeed a considerable amount of added value against isolated EP Meetings, albeit those may have also their advantages.
As there was a considerable demand for more detailed information on the "Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants and amending, Directive 2003/35/EC" brougth forward by me at the plenum, we provide you the respective link:
It is Article 8 of the main text and Annex 5,…Continue
Posted by Walter Seidling on March 6, 2014 at 14:30
the results of the 16th Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Test are available on the FFCC homepage (http://bfw.ac.at/rz/bfwcms2.web?dok=4008224). The qualification reports can be downloaded from the ringtest web-interface (http://bfw.ac.at/ws/ring_nadel.login), you had to login with your lab code and your password. Please, keep in mind that re-qualification for ICP-Forests laboratories (http://bfw.ac.at/rz/bfwcms2.web?dok=7830) is only possible till 1st of September 2014.
The registration (http://bfw.ac.at/ws/ring_nadel.login) for the 17th Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Test 2014/2015 is now open. If you want to participate and have no labcode or/and password - please, contact me per email…Continue
Posted by Alfred FÜRST on January 7, 2014 at 13:00
in order to satisfy still pending information needs we put the latest letter of our Chairman Prof. Michael Köhl, which was sent to all NFCs, Ministries and EP Chairs this week.
Posted by Walter Seidling on November 12, 2013 at 14:59
As already posted above, our PCC has moved from the former Thünen Institute of World Forestry (Hamburg-Bergedorf, Germany) to the Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems (Eberswalde, Germany). For the sake of high transparency we would like to put an official translation of the German press release: 131001_Neues%20Institut_en-1.doc
Posted by Walter Seidling on November 11, 2013 at 14:58