JRC News

  1. 27 Apr 2016

    The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region.

  2. 26 Apr 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin (published today) reports a positive yield outlook, although there are concerns in Poland and Ukraine after an unfavourable winter.

    In most regions, weather conditions have been favourable for winter crop growth and spring sowing activities. In general, the current prospects for EU-28 yields are above the five-year average, and the forecast for total cereals has increased compared to our last Bulletin, reflecting the generally good growth conditions.

  3. 22 Apr 2016

    A newly developed index identifies areas of the Mediterranean Sea which are most affected by non-native, invasive alien species introduced through the Suez Canal, by aquaculture or through shipping. The top invaders appear to be algae, according to a JRC study.

    Species that made their way through the Suez Canal show highest concentration in the eastern parts of the basin, while those introduced by shipping are mostly present in many central and north-western sites. Two high-impact areas were evident around the Italian peninsula due to species introduced by aquaculture.

  4. 7 Apr 2016

    JRC scientist Frank Dentener is one of the 22 international authors of a recently published feature article in Environmental Science & Technology that reviews what is currently known about the effects of air pollution on health and calls for closer cooperation between air pollution and health scientists in researching the chemical and physical properties of complex air pollution mixtures and their effects on health.

  5. 22 Mar 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Bulletin on Crop monitoring in Europe, published 21 March 2016, finds that winter crops are well advanced in most of Europe due to the mild winter.

  6. 26 Feb 2016

    A new habitat model, developed by the JRC and partner scientists, detects areas and periods where Atlantic bluefin tuna prefers to feed and spawn. Covering most of the areas where this species lives and the entire area subject to fisheries, the model provides concrete recommendations on when and where grounds should be closed to increase yield and stability of this fishery sector in the long term.

  7. 22 Feb 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Bulletin on Crop monitoring in Europe has been published today. It reports that no additional frost kill damages have been recorded since January, despite the fact that winter cereals have not hardened for large parts of Europe.

  8. 5 Feb 2016

    A recently published JRC article describes a new method to assess and predict the economic and physical damages caused by droughts. The tool could help policymakers develop drought management practices that would help improve food and energy security and adapt to climate change.

  9. 2 Feb 2016

    A JRC-led article published in Remote Sensing last week presents a new method for mapping river properties using remote sensing. The new method provides a tool for monitoring and characterising the hydromorphological status (physical characteristics of the shape, boundaries and content) of river systems along the entire channel network and through time, opening novel and significant perspectives to river science and management, notably for planning and targeting actions at the large scale.

  10. 27 Jan 2016

    Over a thousand scientists, policymakers and practitioners are gathering in Geneva this week to agree on concrete ways that science and technology can contribute to managing disaster risk and reducing disaster losses, as envisaged by the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction 2015-2030.