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Abstract

Forest Focus (Regulation (EC) No 2152/2003) is a Community scheme for harmonized, broad-based, comprehensive and long-term monitoring of European forest ecosystems. Under this scheme the monitoring of air pollution effects on forests is carried out by participating countries on the basis of the systematic network of observation points (Level I) and of the network of observation plots for intensive and continuous monitoring (Level II). Forest Focus Article 15(1) stipulates that the Member States shall annually, through the designated authorities and agencies, forward to the Commission geo-referenced data gathered under the scheme, together with a report on them by means of computer telecommunications and/or electronic technology. For managing the data DG JRC has implemented a Forest Focus Monitoring Database System. This Technical Report presents the results obtained from all processing stages (data reception, validation checks - compliance, conformity, uniformity) for submitted data referring to the monitoring year 2004. This report is planned to present the results at the end of the processing phase as of 02.11.2006. This report presents in addition a brief comment on the data status for each NFC, for the reporting year, with respect to the parameter assessed and including analyses of spatial variability of data and temporal trends of parameters.

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Authors: HIEDERER R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);DURRANT T, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);GRANKE O, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);LAMBOTTE M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);LORENZ M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MIGNON B, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT);MUES V, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22711 EN (2007), 82 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number: LB-NA-22711-EN-C The PDF version can be downloaded from: http://bookshop.europa.eu
Record Number: 200819772 / Last updated on: 2008-05-05
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en