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– 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) –

A programme aiming at a comprehensive compilation of information on the condition of forests in Europe and beyond

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 and beyond 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.

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Successful meeting of the heads of the labs in Pallanza, Italy

Together with 31 participants we had a successful meeting of the heads of the labs in Pallanza! The meeting was very well organized by Aldo Marchetto and his team. We discussed the results of the last deposition and foliar ring tests and had presentations about measuring of samples with low concentrations, the determine weak acids in deposition, actual information about the data base, data submission and new features, proposal for better coding of the methods for C-CO3 and Corg, aqua regia digestion with microwave or reflux method and Heavy Metals in the ICP Forests monitoring program. 12 participants gave presentations about analytical problems.

Nils König finished his work as chair of the group and commited the chair to Alfred Fürst.

The next meeting will take place in Barsov, Rumania (autum 2019).

All presentations and the minutes can be downloaded from the ICP Forests website under "WG QA/QC in labs -…

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Posted by Nils König on October 6, 2017 at 12:43

Thank you very much for all contributions to the IUFRO congress!

Dear members of the ICP Forests community,

The chair of ICP Forests, Marco Ferretti, and the PCC would like to express their gratitude to all colleagues of the ICP Forests community that joined and contributed to the 125th Anniversary Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).

The congress took place last week in Freiburg, Germany, welcoming more than 2000 participants. In more than 15 oral presentations and 15 posters, the ICP Forests community presented their results and research covering topics as nitrogen and sulphur deposition, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, tropospheric ozone and many more.…

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Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on September 26, 2017 at 15:49

UNECE Air Convention reports available online

Dear colleagues,

having attended the 3rd Joint Session of the Working Group on Effects (WGE) and the Steering Body to EMEP from 11-15 September 2017 at Geneva, I want to point to the fact that all basic documents for that meeting are available at the UNECE website. Of relevance for the ICP Forests community is especially the "2017 joint progress report on policy-relevant scientific findings" (ECE/EB.AIR/GE.1/2017/3-ECE/EB.AIR/WG.12017/3) and the "Progress report by the Programme Coordinating Centre of the International Cooperative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests" (ECE/EB.AIR/GE.1/2017/11-ECE/EB.AIR/WG.1/2017/4). These and all other documents can be found under: 

http://www.unece.org/index.php?id=43514

Best regards

Walter

Posted by Walter Seidling on September 19, 2017 at 10:47

Updated list of ICP Forests contributions at IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress

Dear members of the ICP Forests Community,

I updated the list of contributions at IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress (IUFRO_Presentations.pdf).

I am looking forward to see you next week,

Anne-Katrin

Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on September 14, 2017 at 14:30

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What is the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) or Integrated Pest Control (IPC), what is its role in protecting our Environment?

I would like to ask on IPM and how benefits us in protecting the environment?Continue

Started by Mohamed Dadamouny Dec 19, 2016.

Upcoming workshop: Environmental change and forest ectomycorrhizal fungi. 8-9 October 2015

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.

Soil Sample Laboratory Test 1 Reply

I would like to know about Soil Sample Laboratory Test, are we going to have it in 2014 year. Best regards, Radovan Nevenic, NFC Serbia.Continue

Started by Radovan Nevenic. Last reply by Nathalie Cools May 7, 2014.

 
 
 

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7th ICP Forests Scientific Conference at Riga / Latvia

May 21, 2018 at 6pm to May 23, 2018 at 7pm
The conference will be organized with one keynote (30 min) at the beginning and sessions with standard presentations (15 min) in order to provide an informal atmosphere for an efficient and valuable exchange of the state of the art in forest monitoring and research. Posters will be preceded by a 1 min flash presentation.Please, find here the 1st call:…See More
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International Scientific Conference - 90 years FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences at Sofia, Bulgaria

October 24, 2018 to October 26, 2018
The Forest Research Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences is celebrating its 90th anniversary and is organizing international scientific conference. The event in scheduled for October 24-26, 2018 and aims at bringing together leading scientists, international experts, and government representatives to network and share the latest research, programs and policies in the field of forestry and environmental studies. The objective of the conference is to present international and local…See More
Nov 28
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34th Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests at Riga, capital of Latvia

May 23, 2018 at 12pm to May 25, 2018 at 1pm
The Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests is the steering assembly of the International Cooperative Programme where all participating parties (the member countries) and all internal groups of ICP Forests meet. Also representatives of the Air Convention and of the sister ICPs will be present.Detailed information will appear here in due time.…See More
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7th ICP Forests Scientific Conference at Riga / Latvia

May 21, 2018 at 6pm to May 23, 2018 at 7pm
The conference will be organized with one keynote (30 min) at the beginning and sessions with standard presentations (15 min) in order to provide an informal atmosphere for an efficient and valuable exchange of the state of the art in forest monitoring and research. Posters will be preceded by a 1 min flash presentation.Please, find here the 1st call:…See More
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International Conference on Ozone and Plant Ecosystems, Florence, Italy at Sant'Apollonia Auditorium, Florence

May 21, 2018 to May 25, 2018
Deadline for abstracts extended to December 1st!This is a follow-up conference to the conference Ozone and Plants held in Beijing in May 2014. Ozone pollution continues to be a serious issue for terrestrial ecosystems and plant health. Progress has been achieved by controlling the emission of precursors in some areas of the world, but much remains to be done. This conference will allow all experts in the interactions between ozone and plant ecosystems to meet and discuss the state of the art…See More
Nov 16
Profile Iconmichele, Ilija Đorđević, Rositsa Yaneva and 5 more joined ICP Forests
Nov 15

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