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10th Deposition and soil solution Working Ring Test 2020

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…

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Added by Alfred FÜRST on July 9, 2020 at 7:00 — No Comments

36th Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests successfully held online

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.

Major results/developments:

  • Adoption of the…
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Added by Alexa Michel on June 16, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments

36th Task Force Meeting by video conference - 9th ICP Forests Scientific Conference postponed to June 2021

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on April 3, 2020 at 20:30 — No Comments

COVID-19 and the Scientific Conference & Task Force Meeting in Switzerland

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 spreading over Europe, the Swiss organisers of this year's 9th Scientific Conference and 36th Task Force Meeting, scheduled for 8 - 13 June 2020, published the following statement (Link).

We thank the local organisers and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL for the up-date and hope the situation across Europe…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on March 11, 2020 at 14:00 — No Comments

Cancellation of the Combined Expert Panel Meeting in Kutna Hora

Unfortunately, the Combined Expert Panel Meeting in Kutna Hora, Czechia, next week was cancelled due to the increased risk of infection with COVID-19.

This was decided by the EP chairs and co-chairs on Meteorology, Phenology and Leaf Area Index; Forest Growth; Ambient Air Quality; Biodiversity and Ground Vegetation, the local organizers and the PCC of ICP Forests after an intensive discussion in the last two days.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to our colleague Vít…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on March 4, 2020 at 11:15 — No Comments

ICP Forests 2019 Technical Report now available online

We are happy to inform you that the ICP Forests 2019 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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on February 27, 2020 at 12:25 — No Comments

Deposition & Forest Growth - WSL highlights the results of Swiss led ICP Forests study

Under the title of Too much nitrogen slows forest growth in Europe, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL published an appealing press release of the study "Nitrogen deposition is the most important environmental driver of growth of…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on January 28, 2020 at 15:00 — No Comments

Season's Greetings and best wishes for 2020!

Dear members of the ICP Forests website community,

The Chairman of ICP Forests and the team at the Programme Co-ordinating Centre wish you happy holidays & a peaceful and happy new year 2020!

Marco Ferretti, Chairman of ICP Forests

Kai Schwärzel, Till Kirchner, Alexa Michel, Anne-Katrin Prescher, Ralph Ryl, Programme…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on December 18, 2019 at 11:43 — No Comments

Award for ICP Forests Brief

Alexa Michel from PCC and co-authors were awarded the Thünen Research Prize for Excellence in Target Group-Oriented Work by the Society of the Friends of the Thünen Institute for their concept and realisation of the ICP Forests Brief.…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on December 11, 2019 at 14:00 — No Comments

ICP Forests and EANET delegates met in a joint workshop in Japan

On 21st November and 22nd November 2019, ICP Forests colleagues met delegates from the Acid…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on November 27, 2019 at 11:30 — No Comments

ICP Forests at the XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019

Last week, the XXV IUFRO World Congress took place in Curitiba, Brazil.

One highlight was the very successful session on “Long-Term Forest Monitoring Networks for Evaluating Responses to Environmental Change” organised and chaired by the ICP Forests Scientific Committee chair Marcus Schaub, co-chair Lars Vesterdal, EANET…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on October 7, 2019 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

7th Meeting of the heads of the laboratories in Brasov / Romania

Together with 30 participants from 16 countries we had a successful meeting of the heads of the labs in Brasov/Romania from 5th till 6th of September 2019! The meeting was very well organized by Dora Lucaci and her team. We discussed the results of the last ring tests (water, foliage and soil). Limits for heavy metals (Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Ni, Pb and Zn) in water samples were fixed and water ringtest will be performed annually. The future of aqua regia digestion from soil…

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Added by Alfred FÜRST on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019 - Contributions of the ICP Forests Community

Dear members of the ICP Forests community,

Next week, 29 Sep – 05 Oct 2019, the XXV IUFRO World Congress will take place in Curitiba, Brazil.

Again, the interesting congress program is featuring several oral and poster presentations of the ICP Forests community. A compilation of the presentations can be downloaded here:…

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Added by Anne-Katrin Prescher on September 23, 2019 at 14:30 — No Comments

New data download system for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)

The Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) would like to announce the redesign of their data request registration and download system together with the revamping of the EANET website.

Please have a look at the attached document for further…

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Added by Alexa Michel on August 28, 2019 at 13:42 — No Comments

EMEP Status Report 1/2019 "Transboundary particulate matter, photo-oxidants, acidifying and eutrophying components" available online

The joint MSC-E & CCC & CEIP Status Report “Transboundary particulate matter, photo-oxidants, acidifying and eutrophying components” can be downloaded from http://emep.int/publ/emep2019_publications.html

Country specific reports and a report…

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Added by Alexa Michel on August 28, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on July 31, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

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:…

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Added by Alexa Michel on July 31, 2019 at 12:00 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on March 13, 2019 at 11:39 — No Comments

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,…

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Added by Alexa Michel on February 19, 2019 at 14:15 — No Comments

XXV IUFRO World Congress - Deadline extension until 10 January 2019

Dear colleagues,

The deadline for abstract submission to the XXV IUFRO World Congress has been extended to 10 January 2019.

Once again, we would like to advertise session B4g on Long-Term Forest Monitoring Networks for Evaluating Responses to Environmental Change.

The session aims to attract scientists, managers and stakeholders who are keen to understand large-scale, long-term effects of rapidly changing environmental drivers on forest…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 21, 2018 at 17:50 — No Comments

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