ICP Integrated Monitoring

The objective of the International Co-operative Programme on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystems (ICP Integrated Monitoring) is to monitor the state of ecosystems (catchments/plots) and their changes, the effects of air pollutants and climate change from a long-term perspective, and to develop and validate models for the simulation of ecosystem responses. The integrated monitoring of ecosystems involves simultaneous physical, chemical and biological measurements over time of different ecosystem compartments at the same location.

The programme is planned and coordinated by a Task Force under the leadership of Sweden, while the Programme Centre at the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) in Helsinki is entrusted with collecting, storing, processing and analysing data from countries taking part in the programme. The network currently covers around 50 sites in 16 countries.

Further further information, please visit the ICP Integrated Monitoring website.