Convention on long-range transboundary air pollution, international co-operative programme on assessment and monitoring of air pollution effects on forests (EU/ECE) ICP Forests Levels I and II

Updated 2013-02-02

1. To establish, on the basis of common methods, a periodic inventory of damage caused to forests, in particular by atmospheric pollution. 2. To establish or extend, in a co-ordinated and harmonious way, the network of observation plots required to draw up that inventory. 3. To conduct intensive, continuous surveillance of forestry ecosystems. 4. To establish or extend, in a co-ordinated and harmonious way, a network of permanent observation plots required for such intensive, continuous surveillance.

This is a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
1995 -
Data collection
1995 -
Data processing
1995 -
Data reporting
1997 -

Contact information

Contact person
Päivi Merilä
Address
Finnish Forest Research Institute PL 413, 90014 Oulu
Phone
+35829 532 2111
Email
if.altem@alirem.iviap

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Acidification parameters
Heavy metals
Other metals/elements
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Higher plants
Precipitation/snow
Soil/Humus
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Tree stand (growth, defoliation, needle chemistry) Ground vegetation (species composition) Stand throughfall (pH, anions, cations etc.) Soil solution (pH, anions, cations etc.) Litterfall (inorganic chemical composition Stand climate (temperature, humidity, wind speed etc.)

Geography

Regions studied
Fennoscandia
Finland
Lapland
Scandinavia
Other areas
Finnish Lapland
Stations or areas where observations are made

Sevettijärvi (Scots pine), lat. 693459, long. 285353 Pallasjärvi (Norway spruce), lat. 675958, long. 241410 Kivalo (Scots pine), lat. 662147, long. 264401 Kivalo (Norway spruce), lat. 661957, long. 263844 Oulanka (Norway spruce), lat. 661809, long. 293004

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
yes-all
Data centres
Terrestrial TDC
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
Raitio, H. and Kilponen, T. (eds.), 1999. Forest condition monitoring in Finland, National report 1998. The Finnish Forest Research Institute, Research Papers 743:1-147
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No
Specimen banking information

Varies according to the type of sample, detailed information available on request

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

Varies according to the type of sample, detailed information available on request

QA/QC Information (what QA/QC procedures are implemented, laboratories involvment in QA/QC activities, model verification/validation routines, etc.)

Varies according to the type of sample, detailed information available on request

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Yes
Other institutes involved in the project

All other European countries are involved in the ICP Forests monitoring programme.

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

ICP Forests programme (FIMCI data centre)

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