– 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.
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
the results of the 18th Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Comparison 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 2015) had to re-qualify for some parameters:
Posted by Alfred FÜRST on January 8, 2016 at 13:38
Dear members and friends of the ICP Forests community,
We are happy to inform you about the online publication of the
2014 Executive Report of ICP Forests -
The Impact of Nitrogen Deposition and Ozone on the Sustainability of European Forests.
You can download the report from the ICP Forests website:
If you have not received a paper version by mid-January but would like to have one, please contact the Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests (firstname.lastname@example.org).
With best wishes for a joyful holiday season and a happy new year!
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests
Posted by Alexa Michel on December 8, 2015 at 15:44
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
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
Started by Sietse van der linde Mar 30, 2015.