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.
The following test samples were submitted to the participants:
Beech leaves (Austria), Spruce needles (Slovenia) - same sample like in the 19th Test (Sample 1), Spruce needles (Austria) and Ash leaves (Belgium).
The following participating laboratories with a percentage of correct results below 80% have severe QC/QA-problems, a miscalculation of the results and/or methodical…Continue
Posted by Alfred FÜRST on January 11, 2021 at 13:30
We are happy to inform you that the ICP Forests 2020 Technical Report is now available online and can be downloaded from the ICP Forests website. Printed copies will be available soon.
With best wishes
Alexa Michel, Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP
Posted by Alexa Michel on December 22, 2020 at 16:00
Posted by Alexa Michel on December 21, 2020 at 8:30
The Croatian Forest Research Institute is glad to invite laboratories to participate in the 10th ICP Forests Soil Interlaboratory Comparison in 2021. The registration deadline is 15-Apr-2021.
All necessary information you will find here.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Tamara Jakovljevic (email@example.com) from the Croatian Forest Research Institute.
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