The International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests (ICP Forests) was launched in 1985 under the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (Air Convention, formerly CLRTAP) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
ICP Forests monitors forest condition at two monitoring intensity levels:
The Level I monitoring is based on 5852 observation plots (as at 2019) 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.
The Level II intensive monitoring comprises 623 plots (as at 2018) in selected forest ecosystems with the aim to clarify cause-effect relationships.
At present 42 countries in Europe and beyond participate in ICP Forests.
We are happy to announce the online publication of the ICP Forests Brief No. 4 titled Increased evidence of nutrient imbalances in forest trees across Europe. You can download this brochure from the ICP Forests website. Printed copies will be available soon.
With best wishes
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests
Posted by Alexa Michel on October 23, 2020 at 14:42
Dear participants of the 10th Deposition and soil solution WRT 2020,
The automatic data evaluation based on the median values has been completed and cross-checked. In total 37 laboratories participated in the exercise.
You can check now the results and qualification report of your laboratory at http://bfw.ac.at/depo/ring_depo.login by entering your laboratory code and your password.
The report can be downloaded at http://icp-forests.net/group/qualityinlaboratories/page/deposition-and-soil-solution-ringtest-and-qa-qc-information
From now on the requalification procedure starts for the failed parameters for all laboratories that participate in the ICP Forests program, i.e. you need to find the reason for the failed results. The laboratories which did not pass the ring-test…Continue
Posted by Alfred FÜRST on July 9, 2020 at 7:00
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL for a smooth virtual TFM with 76 participants from 28 countries, including presenters from other bodies under the Convention and external guests.
Posted by Alexa Michel on June 16, 2020 at 16:00
Because of the severe restrictions many countries have imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the organizing team of the 9th Scientific Conference and 36th Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests have decided
to hold the 36th ICP Forests Task Force Meeting as a video conference on 11-12 June 2020, and
to postpone the 9th ICP Forests Scientific Conference to 7-9 June 2021
with a post-conference excursion on 11-12 June 2021.
We deeply regret these circumstances but will be happy to welcome you to Zurich in 2021.
on behalf of the ICP Forests Programme Co-ordinating Centre
Posted by Alexa Michel on April 3, 2020 at 20:30
Dear colleagues,as topicality is rising on application of soil spectroscopy for routine analysis by utilizing own created or shared spectral libraries, I am interested if someone could share their knowledge on instrumentation choice? Could someone…Continue
Started by Aldis Butlers Dec 19, 2019.
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 two mills in our lab. One of them is Retsch ZM200…Continue
Started by Rabia GUNHAN. Last reply by Robert Menegotto Apr 30, 2018.