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ICP IM Activities

Review of the ICP IM activities in 2018-2019

Meetings

  • Thomas Dirnböck, Environment Agency Austria, represented ICP IM in the 33rd Task Force meeting of ICP Modelling & Mapping and Joint Expert Group on Dynamic Modelling in Bern, 18-20 April 2018.
  • ICP IM Programme Manager Martin Forsius and Co-Chair Ulf Grandin participated in the eLTER H2020 annual meeting and development eLTER Research Infrastructure in Sofia, Bulgaria, 23-25 May 2018.
  • The former ICP IM Chair Lars Lundin represented ICP IM in the 34th Task Force Meeting of ICP Forests, in Riga, 23-25 May 2018.
  • Martin Forsius and Ulf Grandin represented ICP IM and Co-Chair Salar Valinia represented Sweden in the Fourth Joint Session of the Working Group on Effects and the Steering Body to EMEP in Geneva, Switzerland, 10-14 September 2018.
  • Martin Forsius participated in the joint 2018 conference organized by ILTER and its East Asia Pacific (EAP) Network in Taichung City, Taiwan, 15-19 October 2018.
  • Ulf Grandin represented ICP IM and Salar Valinia represented Sweden at the NEC Directive Ecosystem Monitoring subgroup meeting in Brussels, 30 November 2018.
  • Ulf Grandin, Martin Forsius and Maria Holmberg took part in the eLTER project planning meeting for the eLTER ESFRI process in Rome, Italy, 5-6 December 2018.
  • Martin Forsius participated in the ‘Global event on clean air’, a special session at the 38th session of the Executive Body to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) in Geneva, Switzerland, 12-13 December 2018.
  • Martin Forsius took part in the eLTER plus meeting in Helsinki, Finland, 21-23 January 2019.
  • Ulf Grandin participated in the eLTER project planning meeting for the eLTER ESFRI process in Frankfurt, 19-20 February 2019.
  • Ulf Grandin, Salar Valinia, and Martin Forsius represented ICP IM in the EMEP Steering Body and Working Group on Effects Bureaux meeting in Laxenburg, Austria, 19-21 March 2019.
  • Ulf Grandin represented ICP IM and Salar Valinia represented Sweden at the NEC Directive Ecosystem Monitoring subgroup meeting in Brussels, 2 April 2019.
  • Martin Forsius and Ulf Grandin attended the final Annual Meeting for participants of the eLTER H2020 Starting Communities project in Dalmahoy, United Kingdom, 13-16. May 2019.
  • The twenty-seventh meeting of the Programme Task Force on ICP Integrated Monitoring was organized as a joint 2019 Task Force Meeting of ICP Waters and ICP Integrated Monitoring in Helsinki, Finland from June 4 to June 6, 2019.

Projects, data issues

After December 1st 2018 the National Focal Points (NFPs) reported their 2017 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

  • The Programme Centre prepared the ICP IM contribution to the Joint Report 2018 of the ICPs, TF health and Joint Expert Group on Dynamic Modelling for the WGE (ECE/EB.AIR/GE.1/2018/3-ECE/EB.AIR/WG.1/2018/3).
  • ICP IM participates in a joint coordinated exercise on dynamic modelling together with other ICPs (Joint Expert Group on Dynamic Modelling, JEG DM). Priority in the ICP IM work is given to site-specific modelling activities and development/testing of new methodologies for assessing the connections between air pollution and climate change.

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/papers:

  • 2019/20: Report/paper on the relationship between critical load exceedances and empirical ecosystem impact indicators
  • 2020: Progress report on heavy metal trends in concentrations and fluxes across ICP IM sites in Europe, potentially in cooperation with ICP Waters.
  • 2019/20: Scientific paper on the impacts of catchment characteristics, climate and hydrology on N processes
  • 2020: Scientific paper on the recovery in the epiphytic lichen community in the IM catchments, after the decrease in S deposition

Other activities

  • Maintenance and development of central ICP IM database at the Programme Centre
  • Arrangement of the 28th Task Force meeting (2020)
  • Preparation of the 29th ICP IM Annual Report (2020)
  • 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 Ecosystem Research network, www.lter-europe.net ) to a legal entity on the ESFRI roadmap of recognised research infrastructures

  • Participation in the activities of other external organisations, particularly the International Long Term Ecological Research Network (ILTER, www.ilternet.edu).

Published 2013-06-06 at 10:43, updated 2019-07-02 at 9:37
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