– 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.
The Romanian National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry celebrated its 85th anniversary by means of an international scientific conference from 17–21 September 2018. During the celebration, the name giver of the institute, Professor Marin Drăcea (1885–1958), was honoured as the promoter of modern silviculture in Romanian forestry and a bust of him was unveiled. The celebration also included grants of the “Marin Drăcea Award and Diploma of Excellence” to Dr. Marco Ferretti, Chairman of ICP Forests, Dr. Walter Seidling, Head of PCC of ICP Forests, and Dr. Martin Lorenz, former Head of PCC of ICP Forests.
Honoured for their co-operation in the field of international forest monitoring (from left): Dr. Walter Seidling, Dr. Marco Ferretti und…Continue
Posted by Alexa Michel on October 11, 2018 at 9:49
We are happy to inform you that the 2018 Technical Report of ICP Forests - Forest Condition in Europe is now available online.
With best wishes
Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests
Posted by Alexa Michel on October 9, 2018 at 15:00
The position of the Head of PCC is announced by the Thuenen Institute to be filled according to the conditions described in the linked advertisement: 18-164-WO-engl_0.pdf. Please, consider an application by yourself or forward the application to those who might be interested.
Posted by Walter Seidling on September 15, 2018 at 9:30
The Polish Forest Research Institute invite all laboratories that perform deposition and soil solution analyses in ICP-Forests programme to participate in the 9th Working Ring Test in order to assess the quality of the deposition and soil solution data collected in the ICP Programme on the Intensive Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems (EC-UN/ECE ICP Forests).
The registration deadline is 19th October 2018.
All necessary information you will find in the enclosed document.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Anna Kowalska…
Posted by Alfred FÜRST on September 14, 2018 at 14:00
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…Continue
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I would like to ask on IPM and how benefits us in protecting the environment?Continue
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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
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