JRC News

  1. 9 Mar 2015

    Science and knowledge provide opportunities and tools to create the Europe of tomorrow, a future based on quality of life and sustainable environment. Europe is ready to start a process of change which will not be based on the choices of elites but on those of citizens who have the opportunity both to participate in the creation of their future and to be protagonists of the transition towards a society based on science and knowledge.

  2. 24 May 2013

    A new map developed by the JRC provides a more accurate picture of how population is distributed in the EU. With a resolution of 100 x 100 metres, the map allows visual, quantitative and qualitative comparisons between different territories, cities and regions. This is thanks to the combination of statistical population data reported at commune level with several detailed cartographic datasets on the location of residential areas.

  3. 28 Jan 2009

    The JRC and the government of Bulgaria, represented by the State Agency for Information Technologies and Communications (SAITC), today announce the establishment of an organisational framework is support of a new territorial management system in Bulgaria. The application of the INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe) Directive will strengthen territorial management policies in Bulgaria and will make environmental information more accessible to citizens, stakeholders and decision-makers.

  4. 26 Feb 2008

    The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by Council of its proposal for a regulation establishing an EU framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The new framework retains and builds on the proven features of the existing data collection system. It also introduces provisions to meet the new developments following the 2002 Reform of the CFP, in particular the move towards fisheries- or fleet-based management as opposed to managing individual stocks, the integration of environmental data, and the shift towards an ecosystem-based approach. The Commission will shortly introduce a proposal for detailed implementing rules.

  5. 15 May 2014

    The latest JRC Crop Monitoring Bulletin, published yesterday, reports contrasting and unusual weather conditions in large areas of Europe. The yield outlook is generally positive, however,

  6. 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.

  7. 3 Apr 2014

    The IES has recently launched version 2.0 of the free pattern analysis software collection GuidosToolbox. The newly added features extend the fields of application of the toolbox, and should be of interest to anyone involved in spatial pattern analysis and/or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  8. 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.

  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. 27 Feb 2012

    The JRC has released the first version of the INSPIRE Geoportal, which allows users to access spatial and environmental data from many different sources across Europe in one single search. The fact that different actors will now have access to the same information is particularly useful in dealing with emergencies that involve many different actors, such as large forest fires or cross border rescue operations, and will efficiently support collaborative efforts to prevent environmental damage and compare and reduce energy consumption across different sectors and countries.