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ICP Forests Brief No 3 available in Serbian language

The ICP Forests Brief No 3 titled Ozone concentrations are decreasing but exposure remains high in European forests is now available in Serbian: Концентрације озона се смањују али је изложеност и даље висока у шумама Европе

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Added by Alexa Michel on April 15, 2021 at 12:44 — No Comments

Joint Expert Panel Meeting, 8-12 March 2021 - Thank you!

We would like to thank all Expert Panel members for their valuable participation in this years Joint EP meeting and we are especially grateful to the EP/WG chairs for the organization and chairing of their respective meeting.

With 233 registered participants joining online from 29 European countries and discussing current issues and developments in…

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Added by Alexa Michel on March 23, 2021 at 16:00 — No Comments

New report: Heavy metals in forest floors and topsoils of ICP Forests Level I plots

We are happy to announce the publication of a new INBO/ICP Forests report on:

Heavy metals in forest floors and topsoils of ICP Forests Level I plots: Based on the combined Forest Soil Condition Database - Level I (FSCDB.LI)

by Tine Bommarez, Nathalie Cools and Bruno De Vos from the Research Institute…

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Added by Alexa Michel on February 11, 2021 at 10:30 — No Comments

FOREST EUROPE: State of Europe’s Forests 2020 report published

The State of Europe’s Forests 2020 report was published by the FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Bratislava.

The report provides comprehensive information on the status and trends in forests and forestry in Europe, based on the pan-European criteria for sustainable forest management.

It is a result of co-operation with numerous experts, governments, as well…

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Added by Alexa Michel on January 20, 2021 at 11:00 — No Comments

23rd Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Comparison Test 2020/2021 - final report available

48 laboratories in 23 countries participated in the 23rd Needle/Leaf Interlaboratory Test, but only 47 laboratories send their results in time.

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…

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Added by Alfred FÜRST on January 11, 2021 at 13:30 — No Comments

ICP Forests 2020 Technical Report now available online

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 22, 2020 at 16:00 — No Comments

Happy holidays & a peaceful and healthy new year 2021

The Chairman of ICP Forests and the team at the Programme Co-ordinating Centre of ICP Forests wish all members and friends of the ICP Forests community a happy holiday season and a peaceful and healthy new year…

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Added by Alexa Michel on December 21, 2020 at 8:30 — No Comments

10th ICP Forests Soil Interlaboratory Comparison Test 2021

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 (Invitation letter).

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Tamara Jakovljevic (tamaraj@sumins.hr) from…

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Added by Alfred FÜRST on December 9, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments

ICP Forests Brief No. 4 now available online

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…

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Added by Alexa Michel on October 23, 2020 at 14:42 — No Comments

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

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