JRC News

  1. 9 Apr 2015

    DOPA Explorer 1.0 is the JRC's latest web-based interface which provides a simple way to explore nearly 16 000 of the world's protected areas.

  2. 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.

  3. 10 Feb 2015

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

  4. 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".

  5. 5 Jan 2015

    The JRC, in collaboration with the Italian coast guard service, has developed a new method to verify whether ship positions reported with the Automatic Identification System (AIS) are correct. This effective method does not need any additional sensors or technologies and it makes it possible to validate reported data and detect unintentionally incorrect, jammed or deliberately falsified information reported by ships.

  6. 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".

  7. 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.

  8. 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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  9. 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.

  10. 25 Aug 2014

    The latest MARS crop monitoring in Europe bulletin, published today, reports that overall EU-28 cereal yield forecasts for 2014 remain favourable, at the level of last year and above the average of the past five years (+6.1%). Yield prospects for grain maize are excellent at the moment, with forecast yields 11% above the level of last year and the past five years' average.