– 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 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.
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 -…Continue
Posted by Nils König on October 6, 2017 at 12:43
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.…Continue
Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on September 26, 2017 at 15:49
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:
Posted by Walter Seidling on September 19, 2017 at 10:47
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,
Posted by Anne-Katrin Prescher on September 14, 2017 at 14:30
I would like to ask on IPM and how benefits us in protecting the environment?Continue
Started by Mohamed Dadamouny Dec 19, 2016.
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.