JRC News

  1. 3 Jul 2015

    IES Head of Unit Alan Belward gave a keynote speech this week at the Google Earth Engine User Summit 2015 entitled “Mapping Three Decades of Global Surface Water Occurrence”, in which he outlined progress on a collaborative project between the JRC and the Google Earth Engine (GEE) team on the development of global surface water occurrence and surface water seasonality maps. These maps, the first of their kind, are being created from more than 2.8 million Landsat scenes (over 820 terabytes) acquired between March 1985 and March 2015.

  2. 17 Jun 2015

    A case study published by the JRC, in collaboration with CIFOR (Center for International Forestry Research), found significant differences in the values of forest change estimates in Tanzania reported by American researchers, the JRC and the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization.

  3. 13 May 2015

    In March this year, JRC scientist Peter Vogt delivered two workshops on the JRC’s GuidosToolbox spatial pattern analysis software in South Africa, one as a follow up to the International Symposium on Silviculture and Management of Dryland Forests, and the second on the request of the CEO of the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) in Pretoria within the context of the JRC-SANSA collaboration agreement and the EU-South Africa Space Dialogue.

     

  4. 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.

  5. 10 Feb 2015

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

  6. 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".

  7. 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".

  8. 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.

  9. 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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  10. 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.