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With the help of a Russian marine research institute, the EU-funded SeaDataCloud project is further developing infrastructure built to better manage the collection and organisation of marine data across Europe.
Published: 19 February 2019
What warming of the Arctic will mean for ecosystems and communities inside the Arctic and the Northern Hemisphere is uncertain. An EU-funded project aims to better describe, model and predict climate extremes in the region and to develop more accurate long-term forecast systems for the Northern Hemisphere.
Published: 8 February 2019
European farmers need to meet increasing crop demand while reducing fertiliser use and adapting to changing rainfall patterns. The EU-funded SOLACE project will provide new crop varieties and innovations in management to help them use water and nutrients more efficiently.
Published: 7 February 2019
Oceans are a vital resource for energy, food, transport, recreation and more. And with mounting evidence of serious pollution, marine litter, overfishing... the world is finally waking up to the importance of Marine Protected Areas to preserve the complex and delicate balance between ecosystems and the services they provide. A massive international consortium, funded by the EU, took up that challenge, focusing on the Mediterranean and Black Seas.
Published: 4 February 2019
Coastal waters around the world are under threat from land-based pollutants that affect water quality, marine ecosystems and tourism. An EU-funded project is creating an IT-based platform to support applications that use earth observation (EO) to monitor coastal waters.
Published: 31 January 2019
Nature provides benefits worth billions of euros a year to EU agriculture - such as pest control by insect predators. An EU-funded project has improved knowledge of the habitats that foster these so-called ecological services, helping to support an increase in sustainable farming and food security.
Published: 28 January 2019
From tackling poverty, climate change and environmental degradation to preserving cultural heritage and agricultural sustainability, crop diversity is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges on the planet. An EU-backed research effort has made agrobiodiversity conservation in the Andean region its business. The hope is that crops like tarwi, amaranth, cañahua, arracacha, yacón and isaño could one day become household names as quinoa is today.
Published: 25 January 2019
By involving them in research on marine mammals, an EU-funded project is arousing young people's interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It aims to ensure that Europe has sufficient talent in STEM subjects - essential to remaining competitive globally.
Published: 25 January 2019
Drones, small satellites and smart software are set to enhance connectivity in some of the world's harshest environments thanks to an EU-funded project enabling innovative applications for Internet of Things devices such as polar climate sensors.
Published: 22 January 2019
Published: 17 December 2018