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Croatia 2015

The 25th Workshop CCE and 31st TF meeting of ICP on Modelling and Mapping in 2015 was held from 20-23 April in Zagreb, Croatia and hosted by the Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia.

Monday, 20th April 2015

 

Opening of the 25th CCE workshop and 31st TF and Key Note Session

 

Chair: Sonja Vidic

 

8:00 - 8:30

 

Registration, coffee and mounting of posters

 

 

 

8:30 - 8:45

 

Welcome

 

Solveg Kovac

 

8:45 - 9:00

 

Objectives of the workshop and Task Force

 

 

 

Anne-Christine Le Gall/

 

Max Posch

 

9:00 - 9:45

 

Keynote Session by Vladimir Jelavic

 

 

 

 

 

Topic 1: Results of the Call for Data 2014-2015

 

Chair: Anne-Christine Le Gall

 

9:45 - 10:15

 

2014-2015 Call for Data results

 

Jaap Slootweg & Max Posch

 

10.15 - 10.35

 

Revised European Critical load Database

 

Max Posch

 

10:35- 11:00

 

Coffee break and Poster session in the presence of poster authors

 

 

 

11:00-11:20

 

The PROPS Vegetation model: New Developments

 

Janet Mol

 

11:20-11:40

 

Critical Loads derived from the PROPS model

 

Maximilian Posch

 

11:40 - 12:30

 

Discussion

 

 

 

TF Conclusions and recommendations  for 

 

on Topic 1

 

Anne-Christine Le Gall

 

12:30 - 14:00

 

Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

Topic 2: National and NFC contributions to effect-based work under the Convention (call for data), ECLAIRE and other research programmes

 

 

 

Chair: Maximilian Posch (each presentation to be followed by 5 minutes of discussion !)

 

14:00 – 14:15

 

(+ 5)

 

[Deriving N & S Critical Load functions from thresholds set using empirical Critical Loads]

 

Ed Rowe

 

14:20 – 14:35

 

(+5)

 

Critical load assessment and potential links to sustainable habitat conservation

 

Thomas Scheuschner

 

14:40 - 14:55

 

(+5)

 

Predicting vegetation composition in French forests under two atmospheric deposition scenarios using two modelling approaches

 

Rizzetto S., Belyazid s., Gegout J.C., Kuhn E., Corcket E., Alard D., Nicolas  M., Sverdrup H., Gaudio N., Probst A.

 

15:00 – 15:15

 

(+5)

 

Calculation of critical loads for Dutch Nature.

 

Arjen van Hinsberg, Gert Jan Reinds

 

15:20 - 15:35

 

(+5)

 

Nitrogen and Natura2000: Dutch approach for dealing with this challenge

 

Bas Clabbers et al.

 

15:40 – 16:00

 

Coffee break and Poster session

 

 

 

16:00 – 16:15

 

(+5)

 

Comparison of methodologies to calculate critical loads at lakes in Norway and Sweden: choice of organisms to protect, choice of protection criteria and trade-offs between air pollution and forestry

 

Filip Moldan and Kari Austnes

 

16:20 - 16:35

 

(+5)

 

Effects of N-deposition on temporal changes in plant diversity in Swiss habitats

 

Lukas Kohli

 

16:40– 16:55

 

(+5)

 

New exposure-response relationships for nitrogen impacts on mycorrhiza and epiphytic lichens

 

Reto Meier

 

17:00-17:15

 

(+5)

 

Nitrogen deposition and multi-dimensional plant diversity at the landscape scale

 

Tobias Roth

 

 

 

 

17:40 - 18:00

 

Discussion

 

 

 

Tuesday, 21st April 2015

 

Topic 3: Common ICP M&M, ICP-Vegetation and FP7-ECLAIRE session:

 

N-impacts on plant species diversity including interactions between N and O3

 

 

 

Chair: Wilfried Winiwarter (until coffee break) / Harry Harmens (after coffee break)

 

8:30 - 8.50

 

[ECLAIRE policy scenarios describing effects of air pollution under future climate conditions: assumptions and results of cost-optimized GAINS model runs]

 

Wilfried Winiwarter et al.

 

8:50 - 9:20

 

Ozone and N interactions: from processes to ecosystems impacts

 

G. Mills, K. Sharps, H.Harmens, F.Hayes, P.Buker, L.Emberson

 

9:20 - 9:40

 

Conclusions regarding  O3xN interactive effects on soil C and N in subalpine grassland

 

Seraina Bassin

 

9:40 - 10:00

 

Ozone, nitrogen and climate effects on annual Mediterranean pastures biodiversity and structure

 

I. Rabago, V. Bermejo, H. Calvete, S. Elvira, J. Sanz, I. González, H. García, F. Valiño, R Alonso.

 

10:00 - 10:20

 

Impacts of changes in nitrogen deposition, ozone exposure and climate change on carbon sequestration of European forests

 

Wim de Vries, Maximilian Posch et al.

 

10:20 - 10:40

 

Progress towards predicting interactive effects of ozone and nitrogen pollution on ecosystems

 

Ed Rowe

 

10:40 - 11:10

 

Coffee break

 

 

 

11:10 - 11:50

 

Critical loads of nitrogen for forest ecosystems in view of abiotic impacts, vegetation change and carbon sequestration…towards ECLAIRE consensus

 

W. De Vries, S. Braun, J.-P. Hettelingh, W. Winiwarter

et al.

 

11:50 - 12:10

 

Recent progress on modeling critical loads based on biodiversity and effects on forest ecology using the ForSAFE-VEG model

 

Harald Sverdrup

 

12:10 - 12.30

 

Combined effects of nitrogen deposition and climate change on plant species diversity in Europe

 

Gert Jan Reinds et al.

 

12:30 - 14:00

 

Lunch

 

 

 

14.00 - 15.00

 

Discussion and Task Force Conclusions and recommendations on Topic 3

 

Chair : Anne-Christine Le Gall

 

Afternoon

 

& evening

 

Social Event & Dinner

 

Our host offers a guided tour around Zagreb of 2.5-3 h and a dinner starting at 20.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

 

Topic 4: Status of collaboration under LRTAP Convention

 

 

 

Chair: Anne Christine Le Gall

 

9:00 - 9:30

 

A trend report with contributions from all ICPs and the Task Force on Health, currently entitled: “Trends in ecosystem and health responses to (reductions in) long-range transported pollutants” 

 

Heleen de Wit

 

9:30 - 9:45

 

Status of the LRTAP-Convention Assessment report

 

Anne-Christine Le Gall

 

9:45 - 10.00

 

ICP-W

 

Heleen de Wit

 

10:00 - 10:15

 

ICP-V

 

Harry Harmens, Gina Mills

 

10:15 - 10:30

 

JEG, ICP IM

 

Filip Moldan

 

10:30 - 10.45

 

Discussion

 

 

 

10:45 - 11:15

 

Coffee break and Poster session

 

 

 

11:15 - 11:40

 

Status of the revised Mapping Manual

 

Anne-Christine Le Gall et al.

 

11:40 - 12:30

 

Discussion on

 

 

 

12:30 - 13:00

 

Task Force Conclusions and recommendations on Topic 4

 

 

 

Chair : Anne-Christine Le Gall

 

13:00 - 14:00

 

Lunch

 

 

 

Topic 5: Training Session on

 

(1) modelling and mapping issues and

 

(2) AERIUS: the Programmatic (Integrated) Approach for Nitrogen (PAN) in the Netherlands

 

 

 

Moderator: Jaap Slootweg et al. (CCE and Alterra)

 

14:00 - 14:15

 

Introduction

 

Jaap Slootweg et al.

 

14:15 - 15:30

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive discussions with NFCs on call for data software (incl. VSD-PROPS) and CCE/NFC issues

 

Jaap Slootweg et al.

 

15:30 – 16:00

 

Coffee break

 

 

 

 

   
       

Thursday 23rd April 2015

 

Topic 6: ICP M&M workplan

 

Chair: Anne Christine Le Gall

 

9:00 - 9:20

 

Summary of training session findings

 

Jaap Slootweg & Max Posch

 

9:20 - 9:30

 

Task Force Conclusions and recommendations on Topic 5

 

Chair : Anne-Christine Le Gall

 

9:30 - 10:30

 

 

 

News from the LRTAP Convention

 

[As in previous years, the Tour the Table is replaced by your contribution in writing, e.g. addressing (1) NFC progress in relation to the call for data, (2) envisaged capacity for 2015-2016, (3) NFC planed work in the coming years]

 

 

 

10:30 - 10:50

 

Coffee break 

 

 

 

10:50 - 12:30

 

Draft ICP M&M contributions to WGE meeting

 

technical document(s) for 33rd WGE session (Geneva, Sept. 2015)

 

Future meetings

 

Adoption of the draft minutes of the meeting.

 

Closure of the CCE WS and ICP M&M Task Force meeting

 

 

 

12:30 - 14:00

 

Lunch

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posters

 

(Poster sessions are combined with coffee breaks)

 

 

 

Vegetation community change points in Irish Annex 1 habitats along a nitrogen deposition gradient

 

Kayla Wilkins and Julian Aherne

 

 

 

Heavy Metal and Nitrogen concentration in mosses in Irish Atlantic oak and woodland

 

Kayla Wilkins and Julian Aherne

 

 

 

Ground vegetation composition change in beech forest and highland grasslands of Eastern Serbia (in relation to atmospheric depositions, soil properties, temperatures and precipitation amounts)

 

Jelena Beloica

 

Overview of the results of the 2014-2015 call for data Coordination Centre for Effects

 

Plant species diversity changes in forests of the Czech Republic in the last 15 years

Irena Skořepová

 

Critical Loads and Dynamic Risk Assessments: Nitrogen, Acidity and Metals in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems (Springer, Environmental Pollution Series, volume 25, in press)

 

Wim de Vries, Jean-Paul Hettelingh, Maximilian Posch (eds.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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