JRC News

  1. 10 Feb 2015

    The JRC collaborated with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on a recent outlook report, covering the period between October 2014 and November 2015, which predicts that a continued food security crisis situation will affect most households in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in 2015.

    The report finds that the total cereal import requirement for 2015 is estimated at 407 000 tonnes. Given that the government is expected to import 300 000 tonnes, the country will face a deficit of 107 000 tonnes.

  2. 10 Feb 2015

    The JRC recently published a paper highlighting the importance of free open-access satellite data for biodiversity conservation.

  3. 27 Jan 2015

    The JRC produced the contents of the joint FAO-JRC e-learning course entitled: “Remotely Sensed Information for Crop Monitoring and Food Security - Techniques and methods for arid and semi-arid areas”, which is part of the EU-FAO Programme on "Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction".

  4. 17 Dec 2014

    The JRC produced the contents of the joint FAO/JRC e-learning course on: “Remotely Sensed Information for Crop Monitoring and Food Security - Techniques and methods for arid and semi-arid areas” which is part of the EU-FAO Programme on "Improved Global Governance for Hunger Reduction".

  5. 2 Dec 2014

    In a recently published article, the JRC presents its Control with Remote Sensing (CwRS) programme, which supports the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and especially the management and control by Member State administrations of direct aids to EU farmers.

  6. 27 Oct 2014

    The latest MARS Crop Monitoring in Europe Bulletin, which was published today, reports that there were no areas of concern with widespread impact on the yields of summer crops  for this period, despite the plentiful rainfall which hampered harvest activities over Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Balkans and partially in Germany and Turkey. Summer crop yields at the EU-28 level are high, and maize yields in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria are forecast as being more than 25% above the five-year average.

     

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  7. 22 Sep 2014

    The latest MARS Crop Monitoring in Europe bulletin, published today, reports that grain maize in the EU is maturing well, and confirms the previously forecast favourable EU-28 cereal yield forecast for 2014.

  8. 10 Jun 2014

    The IES was very well represented at the 3-day Sentinel-2 for Science workshop last month, which brought together almost 400 stakeholders from all over the world to discuss the progress and prepare for the scientific exploitation of the upcoming Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission and its applications.

  9. 15 May 2014

    The latest JRC Crop Monitoring Bulletin, published yesterday, reports contrasting and unusual weather conditions in large areas of Europe. The yield outlook is generally positive, however,

  10. 4 Apr 2014

    The European Union (EU) successfully launched the Sentinel-1a radar satellite from its spaceport in French Guiana at 2102 GMT on Thursday 3 April. Sentinel-1a, the first satellite of the EU’s Copernicus Earth observation project, will provide all-weather, day and night radar imaging for land and ocean services, to help monitor sea ice, oil spills and land use and to respond to emergencies such as floods and earthquakes.

    The satellite, which carries a 12-m radar antenna and has two 10-m solar wings, is now orbiting the planet at 693 km above Earth.