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1 FOREST FOCUS (EC regulation n° 2152/2003) INTENTION : BIOSOILS to broaden the scope of the monitoring scheme to new environmental issues such as soils.

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1 1 FOREST FOCUS (EC regulation n° 2152/2003) INTENTION : BIOSOILS to broaden the scope of the monitoring scheme to new environmental issues such as soils and forest biodiversity to broaden the scope of the monitoring scheme to new environmental issues such as soils and forest biodiversity (Article 6: demonstration projects)

2 22/10/ th Standing Forestry Committee 2 Demonstration Project Further development of soil and biodiversity monitoring (Standing Forestry Committee – 22/10/2004) Soil Module Comes close to a new survey Comes close to a new survey Will be used to test the recently updated ICP Forests manual Will be used to test the recently updated ICP Forests manual

3 3 Background 1 st Forest Soil Condition Database 1 st Forest Soil Condition Database ,289 Level I plots in 28 Countries Limitations: 58 % overlap with Crown Condition dbase 58 % overlap with Crown Condition dbase Only limited number of plots with complete mandatory dataset Only limited number of plots with complete mandatory dataset No possibilities for element pools calculation (limited depths and bulk densities missing) No possibilities for element pools calculation (limited depths and bulk densities missing)

4 4 Background Soil data quality: Transnational comparability of data limited Missing pedological information (soil and site description) to allow for integrity checks First step First step : Update of ICP Forest Manual on Sampling and Analysis of Soil Part IIIa (2003) Level II soil condition: soil chemistry Level II soil condition: soil chemistry Characterised from 1995 onwards

5 5 Major Objectives Complete and Improve the quality of Forest Soil Condition Database (Level I and II) Improve overlay with Crown Condition database on 4635 plots within EU25 (2003) – 5915 plots (30 countries) Improve overlay with Crown Condition database on 4635 plots within EU25 (2003) – 5915 plots (30 countries) Complete (updated) set of mandatory parameters on all Level I plots – optional parameters desirable Complete (updated) set of mandatory parameters on all Level I plots – optional parameters desirable Create data compatibility important for other European objectives (e.g. EU Thematic Soil Strategy) Create data compatibility important for other European objectives (e.g. EU Thematic Soil Strategy) Monitor changes in soil chemistry after 10 years Monitor changes in soil chemistry after 10 years Testing of updated manual and other QA/QC efforts Testing of updated manual and other QA/QC efforts

6 6 Time schedule Phase I 2005Preparation of survey: develop QA/QC strategy, planning meetings, ring test Phase II Soil survey and soil analysis in the MS and central laboratory by end 2008 Central database completed Phase III ? Data evaluation, interpretation and reporting, writing of Forest Soil Condition Report

7 7 Actors Co-ordination by Forest Soil Co- ordinating Centre in close co-operation with JRC Co-ordination by Forest Soil Co- ordinating Centre in close co-operation with JRC Survey and soil analyses by MSs Survey and soil analyses by MSs Subset of samples and parameters analysed by central laboratory Subset of samples and parameters analysed by central laboratory After completion database => JRC and DG ENV After completion database => JRC and DG ENV

8 8 Cost estimate per plot: sampling and analyses Level I: Mandatory parameters Level I: Mandatory and optional parameters Level II: Mandatory parameters Level II: Mandatory and optional parameters Soil profile description

9 9 Cost estimates Costs partly depend on: Costs partly depend on: Level I and/or Level II plots? Level I and/or Level II plots? about 4800 Level I and 750 Level II about 4800 Level I and 750 Level II All plots or subset? All plots or subset? Mandatory or mandatory and optional parameters (see ICP Forests manual)? Mandatory or mandatory and optional parameters (see ICP Forests manual)? Include soil profile descriptions and related laboratory analyses? Include soil profile descriptions and related laboratory analyses?

10 10 Scenario 1: Mandatory param. all level I and II plots Costs/ point # Plots Total EU contr. % FSCC preparation 333, ,305 FSCC co-ordination survey 513, ,600 FSCC data evaluation, interpretation and reporting 366, ,475 Soil survey Level I: :all plots mand. param ,700,000753,525,000 Soil survey Level II: all plots mand. param ,900,000752,925,000 Data management for plots , ,750 Transport of subset samples , ,500 Central laboratory , ,000 Total 8,805,630

11 11 Scenario 2: Level I: Mand. param. all, Optional subset Level II: Mand. & Option. subset Cost / plot # Plots Total EU contr. % FSCC preparation of survey 333, ,305 FSCC co-ordination of survey 513, ,600 FSCC data evaluation, interpretation & reporting 366, ,475 Soil survey Level I mand.: ,500, ,605,000 Mand. & optional parameters: ,640,000 Soil survey Level II: subset of plots, Mand. & opt. param ,900, ,425,000 Data management of plots , ,250 Transport of subset samples , ,500 Central laboratory ,000 Total 8,348,130

12 12 Planning Monday 29/11 Tuesday 30/11 FSEP workshop on QA/QC FSEP meeting on demonstration project FSEP workshop on QA/QC November 2004 initially meant for limited N° experts New invitation, new programme:

13 13 Monday 29 Nov 04 8:30 – 12:30: QA/QC in the field 14:00 – 17:30: QA/QC in the laboratory Tuesday 30 Nov 04 Proposal of demonstration project: Content: What and how? Which scenario? Timing: When? Role of the MS, JRC, FSCC: Who? Structure of national programmes


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