20th Meeting of the Expert Panel on Soil and Soil Solution


Wednesday 30th March, 2017




11:00 – 11:10

Adoption of the agenda (Agenda_update240317.pdf) (Bruno De Vos)


11:10 – 11:25

Adoption of the minutes of 19th FSEPM, Göttingen (Nathalie Cools)



11:25 – 11:35

Quality Assurance and Quality Control: Report of the meeting of the WG on QAQC (Nils König)


11:35 – 12:30        

Soil Solution: ring test, manual and database (Tiina Nieminen)

12:30 – 13:00 Lunch

13:30 – 14:00

Update of manual part X: Analytical method SA10: Exchangeable cations: presentations by Nils König and Bruno De Vos

14:00 – 15:00

Linking solid soil and soil solution monitoring results and reporting indicators on status and trends at European level (State of Europe's Forests, NEC Directive) Reporting_European_Level.pdf (Nathalie Cools)


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee

15:30 – 16:00

Planned soil surveys on Level I & II: tour de table & discussion (Planned_soil_surveys.pdf) (Bruno De Vos)


16:00 – 16:30

16:30 - 17:00

Status of the Level II soil database(s) (Nathalie Cools)

Status of the Level I soil database(s) (Bruno De Vos)

Thursday 31 st March, 2017


Item: Combined FSEP and EPD meeting

8:30 – 8:45

Overview of ongoing and planned deposition, soil and soil solution studies (Karin Hansen  & Tiina Nieminen)

8:45 – 9:05

Soil Solution Trends of Acidity (Jim Johnson)

9:05 – 9:25

The NitLeach project - Deposition fluxes and soil solution leaching fluxes (Peter Waldner)

9:25 – 9:40

The impact of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) deposition on soil solution DOC (DOC DepSoil): concept, hypotheses, an overview of the available data on DOC and DON (Arne Verstraeten)


9:40 – 10:00

The possibility of assessing the budgets of basic exchangeable cations (BCE) on the timescale of ICP monitoring (Stefano Carnicelli)


10:00 – 10:20

Modelling of canopy budgets for base cations at intensive monitoring sites in Germany (Henning Meesenburg)

10:20 – 10:30

Discussion and finishing off

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break


FSEP (continued)

11:00 - 12:00               Relationship of carbon and nutrients in foliage, litterfall, forest floor, soil and soil solution.

                                   Heavy metals in the ICP Forests programme: the compartments of the forest floor, soil and soil solution:               

                                   • Background: Heavy metal protocol and reporting to WGE (Bruno De Vos)
                                   • Availability within the ICP Forests database(s) and national databases? 
                           Heavy_metals_LevelII.pdf (Nathalie Cools) and Level I (Bruno De Vos)
                                   • Case study: The evaluation of heavy metals in German forest soils (Nicole Wellbrock)
                                   • Importance of Hg analysis within the framework of ICP Forests?
                                   • Discussion                                                                                                      


12:00 – 12:30

18:00 - 19:00

AOB (Global Soil Partnership, literature review technical report TR2017_literature.pdf, upcoming meetings, next FSEPM…)

Wrapping up

Closing of the meeting

Special event: 20th Anniversary of the Expert Panel on Soil and Soil Solution Invitation

Adopted minutes of the FSEP meeting and of the combined session with EP Deposition.

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