The International Cooperative Programme on Modelling and Mapping of Critical Levels and Loads and Air Pollution Effects, Risks and Trends
The Task Force on Modelling and Mapping (TF M&M) is led by France, located at INERIS, and chaired by Dr. Anne-Christine Le Gall.
In 1988 the Task Force on Mapping was founded, later renamed to ICP Modelling and Mapping of Critical Loads & Levels and Air Pollution Effects, Risks and Trends (ICP Modelling & Mapping), to develop an effects-based approach for implementing the Convention. The ICP Modelling & Mapping cnducts research jointly with other ICPs and the Task Force on Health Aspects under the WGE to support the LRTAP Convention goals of monitoring and controlling trans-boundary air pollutants.
The mandate of the Coordination Centre for Effects (CCE) in the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) includes the development of modelling and mapping methodologies for the assessment of critical loads and exceedances on a European scale.
At present 30 parties participate in the programme activities and contribute national data to to be integrated into European critical load maps. Results are published in CCE Status Reports and scientific journals. The maps are used for integrated assessment modelling by the Task Force on Integrated Assessment Modelling (TFIAM). A Mapping Manual produced in collaboration with other ICPs describes methods for calculating critical loads and levels, as well as for dynamic modelling to be used by National Focal Centres (NFCs).
Dr. Anne-Christine LE GALL
Institut National de l'Environment Industriel et des Risques (INERIS)
Coordination Centre for Effects
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
3720 BA Bilthoven