JRC News

  1. 13 Mar 2015

    A recently published JRC report describes a methodological framework for the biophysical assessment and economic valuation of water ecosystem services in Europe.

    The methodology aims to help understand how multiple pressures can affect the delivery and value of such services. It is flexible, can be applied at different scales/locations and is easy to follow, presenting the basic concepts and assumptions to be established before the analysis, and a ‘shopping bag’ of appropriate tools to assess and value ecosystem services.

  2. 3 Mar 2015

    A JRC-organised session on coastal and marine ecosystem services generated a lot of interest and positive feedback from the participants at last month’s annual Association of the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO) 2015 meeting in Granada, Spain.

     

    This year’s ASLO meeting, the theme of which was “Aquatic Sciences: Global And Regional Perspectives — North Meets South”, was attended by more than 5 000 scientists from all over the world.

     

  3. 10 Feb 2015

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

  4. 4 Feb 2015

    A recent JRC report reviews the literature on the concept of well-being, and describes a method that can provide an integrated description of well-being across Europe. The authors measure well-being using  12 indicators available from Eurostat for all European regions. A map of regional well-being in Europe was elaborated based on the performance of each indicator for each region with respect to the EU average. Based on the criteria used in the study, the map highlights discrepancies in levels of well-being across Europe.

  5. 12 Jan 2015

    The JRC authored a chapter of the recently published Soil Atlas 2015, which was produced by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND), and Le Monde Diplomatique.

  6. 15 Dec 2014

    The latest MARS bulletin, which reviews the 2014 campaign, describes how generally favourable conditions across the EU-28 led to above-average cereal yields, with the exception of durum wheat and spring barley.

  7. 4 Dec 2014

    A recently published article, led by the JRC, reviews the impacts of invasive alien marine species on ecosystem services and biodiversity in Europe. The review identifies 86 alien marine species, within 13 phyla, which have significant (negative and/or positive) impacts on ecosystem services and biodiversity in European seas. It classifies the type of impact, comments on the methods applied for assessing the impact and the related inferential strength, and reports on information gaps.

     

  8. 3 Dec 2014

    The JRC co-edited a book on optical remote sensing applied to ocean climate investigations, together with the European Space Agency and the Space Dynamic Laboratory of the Utah University, and with the contribution of many international experts.

  9. 18 Nov 2014

    The JRC’s Soil Atlas of Latin America and the Caribbean was recently presented to the wider soil science community of Latin America in Cuzco, Peru, at the XX Latin American Congress of Soil Science. It was very well received by all present as a very valuable awareness-raising product and contribution to the improved assessment of the soil resources of Latin America.

  10. 17 Nov 2014

    The JRC has published the results of a study about the role of predation in the transmission of parasites.