Welcome to ICP Forests

– 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  –

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 (Air Convention, formerly 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 in Europe and beyond participate in ICP Forests.

Blog Posts

8th Conference of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI 2020), Berlin, 3-7 May 2020

The 8th conference of the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI 2020) will be the meeting point for scientists from all over the world who are dealing with reactive nitrogen compounds in agriculture, industry, traffic, soil, water and air.

At INI 2020, scientists and delegates are invited to present findings on

  • Sustainable agriculture, food and nutrition systems, in relation to effective nitrogen management,
  • threats for health, environment and biodiversity and solutions to combat these nitrogen-driven effects,
  • Observations of global challenges, nitrogen fluxes and interactions between different drivers and pressure,
  • closing the nitrogen cycle through innovations for sustainable N management and
  • Integrated nitrogen science and policy approaches.

INI 2020 is hosted…

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Posted by Alexa Michel on July 31, 2019 at 12:00

EMEP Status Report 2/2019 "Assessment of transboundary pollution by toxic substances: Heavy metals and POPs" available online

The joint MSC-E & CCC & CEIP & INERIS Status Report “Assessment of transboundary pollution by toxic substances: Heavy metals and POPs” can be downloaded from the MSC-E website: http://en.msceast.org/reports/2_2019.pdf.

All reports and supplementary materials are available online on the MSC-E webpage: http://www.en.msceast.org/index.php/publications/reports.

Individual country-specific information is under preparation and will be available in August.

Posted by Alexa Michel on July 31, 2019 at 12:00

Dr Kai Schwärzel new Head of the Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests

We are very pleased to announce that Dr Kai Schwärzel will soon act as the new Head of the Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests under the UNECE Air Convention.

Kai is a senior expert of soil science and forest hydrology. Over the last six years, Kai served as the head of the Soil and Land-use Management unit at the Dresden based Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-Flores), which is part of the United Nations University network. Kai is very experienced in the application, establishment, and coordination of research programmes, and he is very pleased to offer his expertise and experience in order to coordinate and further develop the forest monitoring under ICP Forests.

We are very happy that he will be joining our team and look forward to working with him.

Alexa…

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Posted by Alexa Michel on March 13, 2019 at 11:39

International Cross-Comparison Course Crown Condition (Central and Northern Europe), Chorin, Germany, 3-6 June 2019

The 1st Announcement of the International Cross-Comparison Course Crown Condition with detailed information on this meeting has been published. More information on the ICP Forests website.

Best wishes
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests

Posted by Alexa Michel on February 19, 2019 at 14:15

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Choosing brands for some instruments 1 Reply

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.

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.

 
 
 

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