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ICP IM Activities

Review of the ICP IM activities in 2017-2018


  • The former ICP IM Chair Lars Lundin represented ICP IM in the 33rd Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests in Bucharest, Romania, 15-18 May 2017.
  • ICP IM Programme Manager Martin Forsius and Chair Ulf Grandin participated in the eLTER H2020 project annual progress meeting in Vienna, Austria, 7-9 June 2017.
  • Ulf Grandin, Martin Forsius and Lars Lundin represented ICP IM in the Third Joint session of the Working Group on Effects and the Steering Body to EMEP in Geneva, Switzerland, 11-15 September 2017.
  • Martin Forsius participated in the joint 25th annual ILTER meeting & LTER France meeting in Nantes, France, 2-6 October 2017.
  • Martin Forsius, Ulf Grandin, Thomas Dirnböck and Maria Holmberg took part in the eLTER Conference organized back-to-back with the annual LTER Europe business meeting in Malaga, Spain from 28 November to 1 December 2017.
  • Maria Holmberg and Thomas Dirnböck gave a joint presentation "Observing and modelling long-term effects of reactive Nitrogen in ecosystems" on 28 November 2017 at the Science Day of the eLTER Conference in Malaga, Spain.
  • New Co-Chairs Ulf Grandin and Salar Valinia, and Martin Forsius represented ICP IM in the EMEP Steering Body and Working Group on Effects Bureaux meeting in Madrid, Spain, 19-21 February 2018.
  • Martin Forsius participated in the Core team of eLTER (H2020), 1-2 March 2018, and the LTSER workshop, 4-8 March 2018, organized in Ktura, Israel.
  • Ulf Grandin, Martin Forsius and Salar Valinia took part in the sixth "Saltsjöbaden" workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden, 19-21 March 2018.
  • Thomas Dirnböck (Austria) represented ICP IM in the 33rd Task Force of the ICP Modelling & Mapping meeting and Joint Expert Group on Dynamic Modelling in Bern, Switzerland, 18-20 April 2018.
  • The twenty-sixth meeting of the Programme Task Force on ICP Integrated Monitoring was organized as a joint 2018 Task Force Meeting of ICP Waters and ICP Integrated Monitoring in Warsaw, Poland from May 7 to May 9, 2018.

Projects, data issues

After December 1st 2017 the National Focal Points (NFPs) reported their 2016 results to the ICP IM Programme Centre. The Programme Centre carried out standard check-up of the results and incorporated them into the IM database.

Scientific work in priority topics

Activities and tasks planned for 2019-2020

Activities/tasks related to the programme's present objectives, carried out in close collaboration with other ICPs/ Task Forces

According to the ICP IM work plan, ICP IM will produce the following reports:
2019: Report on dynamic modelling on the impacts of deposition and climate change scenarios on ground vegetation
2019: Scientific paper on the relationship between critical load exceedances and empirical ecosystem impact indicators.
2019: Scientific paper on heavy metal trends in concentrations and fluxes across ICP IM sites in Europe, in cooperation with ICP Waters
2019: Scientific paper on the impacts of catchment characteristics, climate and hydrology on N processes.

Other activities

  • Maintenance and development of central ICP IM database at the Programme Centre
  • Arrangement of the 27th Task Force meeting (2019)
  • Preparation of the 28th ICP IM Annual Report (2019)
  • Preparation of the ICP IM contribution to assessment reports of the WGE
  • Participation in meetings of the WGE, other ICPs and the JEG DM

Activities/tasks aimed at further development of the programme

  • Participation in the development of the European LTER-network (Long Term Ecological Research network,, the EU/H2020 eLTER-project.

  • Participation in the activities of other external organisations, particularly the International Long Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER,

Published 2013-06-06 at 10:43, updated 2018-07-02 at 13:03
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