Projects coordinated by CCE

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CCE Projects
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Current Projects

Review and revision of the empirical Critical Loads for Nitrogen (CLempN) for natural and semi-natural ecosystems

  • Duration: 2020 – 2022
  • Objective: Update of the CLempN published by Bobbink et al. 2011
  • Contact person: christin [dot] loran [at] uba [dot] de (Dr. Christin Loran)

 

Completed Projects

Steady-State Critical Loads for eutrophication and acidification for European terrestrial ecosystems

  • Duration: November 2019 – February 2021
  • Objective: The project aimed to improve the European background database used by the Coordination Centre for Effects (CCE) to calculate Critical Loads (CLs) for eutrophication and acidification for (semi-) natural European terrestrial ecosystems. The database is used when member countries do not provide their own CL data to the CCE. In this case, the missing country data are replaced by the results of the background database when the CCE produces European CL maps. This report describes the (a) underlying datasets; (b) derivation of the input data for the CL model; (c) R packages and scripts developed; and (c) verification of the results. These results feed into international and national policy advice, e.g., they are an important input to the Gothenburg Protocol Review currently underway in the year 2021.
  • Contractor: Wageningen Environmental Research
  • Contact person: christin [dot] loran [at] uba [dot] de (Dr. Christin Loran)
  • Final report available here: Critical loads for eutrophication and acidification for European terrestrial ecosystems (Annex A.2: Documentation of the R package BGDB)

 

Empirical Critical Loads: Literature Review

  • Duration: September – December 2019
  • Objective: In this project a literature review on empirical Critical Loads will be conducted. This serves as preliminary study for the subsequent update of the empirical Critical Loads. 
  • Contractor: Thuenen Institute
  • Documents to download: Preliminary results, Minutes project meeting (02.12.2019)
  • Contact person: Thomas [dot] scheuschner [at] uba [dot] de (Thomas Scheuschner)

 

R-Project 

  • Duration: August – November 2019
  • Objective: The internal workflow of the CCE regarding the calculation of Critical Loads and their exceedance with the statistic program R will be supported.
  • Contractor: Braincourt GmbH
  • Contact person: Thomas [dot] scheuschner [at] uba [dot] de (Thomas Scheuschner)

 

 

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