JRC News

  1. 18 Sep 2015

    The JRC technical report ‘Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2014’ has been released today. This is the 15th issue of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) annual report on forest fires, produced by the JRC in collaboration with the national fire services of the 40 countries that make up the EFFIS network.

  2. 16 Sep 2015

    JRC scientists are the main authors of a recent article in Environmental Science & Policy that describes a new methodology to identify and map green infrastructure (GI) based on multifunctional ecosystem services and ecological networks, and illustrates its use by mapping a European GI network.

  3. 15 Sep 2015

    An article by leading US scientists and co-authored by the JRC finds that forests are becoming increasingly fragmented, resulting in a higher level of global forest degradation and ecological risks than had previously been estimated.


  4. 24 Aug 2015

    JRC scientists have supported the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) with information and analysis on the flood crisis in Myanmar/Burma which followed a period of unusually heavy precipitation starting mid-July. By the beginning of August the country began to experience the most severe flooding in decades, while heavy rainfall continued during the first half of the month.


  5. 24 Aug 2015

    Continued hot and mostly dry conditions in much of Europe in July and early August have led to a further reduction in the yield forecasts for spring and summer crops at the EU-28 level, particularly for maize and sunflower crops. The yield outlook for winter cereals is slightly improved thanks to favourable weather conditions in northern parts of Europe. Overall, the yield forecast for total cereals dropped to almost 10% below last year’s level, and to 1% below the five-year average.

  6. 21 Aug 2015

    The European Commission has published a call for expression of interest to launch a limited number of risk and recovery activations through its COPERNICUS Emergency Management Service for Risk & Recovery.

  7. 27 Jul 2015

    Yield forecasts for all crops at EU-28 level have been lowered compared to last month’s forecast due suboptimal weather conditions. The forecast for winter cereals remains above the 5-year average, but the forecast for total cereals dropped just below the 5-year average, due to the significant downward revisions for grain maize.


    Further information

    MARS Bulletin Vol. 23 No. 7

  8. 16 Jul 2015

    The results of a recently carried out proficiency test (PT) on the analysis of trace elements in natural seawater demonstrated the challenges for laboratories because of low levels of trace elements and high salt concentration in the seawater. The use of proper standard analytical methods, such as ISO 17294-2, and sensitive techniques, notably coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) was crucial to obtaining a good performance.

  9. 26 Jun 2015

    JRC scientist G. Hanke is co-author of a chapter in a recently published open access book on ‘Marine Anthropogenic Litter’, which summarises the current state of knowledge on all aspects of marine anthropogenic litter.

  10. 22 Jun 2015

    Crop yield forecasts for most winter cereals at EU-28 level have been lowered compared to last month’s forecast due suboptimal weather conditions.