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  1. Space technologies for disaster risk reduction and response

    Measuring and anticipating the effects of future natural hazards is important in order to implement measures to mitigate the effects of disasters. In all phases of crisis management, satellite-derived information plays an essential role as a synoptic, ind ...

    02 September 2015

  2. Monitoring of climate and climate change

    Coherent greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories and projections are needed to help improve the effectiveness of climate policy. The JRC supports long-term GHG monitoring, in particular within the European Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS) Inf ...

    01 September 2015

  3. Monitoring fiscal imbalances

    The Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) is a rule-based framework for the coordination of national fiscal policies in the economic and monetary union (EMU). It was established to safeguard sound public finances, an important requirement for EMU to function pr ...

    02 September 2015

  4. Macroeconomic analysis for monitoring EU economic stance

    The JRC supports the Commission’s Directorate-General (DG) for Economic and Financial Affairs in the development, estimation and simulation of QUEST III, the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model used by the Commission to analyse the status of the ...

    01 September 2015

  5. Emergency support – radioecological monitoring

    In the event of a radiological or nuclear accident where there are releases to the atmosphere or aquatic environment, it is important to rapidly and accurately interpret and evaluate the consequences of the results being measured. The EU information excha ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Environmental monitoring

    Environmental monitoring can be described as a programme of recurring, systematic studies that reveals the state of the environment. The specific aspects of the environment to be studied are determined by environmental objectives and environmental legisla ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Crop yield forecasting

    Crop yield forecasts and crop production estimates are necessary at EU and Member State level to provide the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) decision makers with timely information for rapid decision-making during the growing season. Estimates of cr ...

    25 February 2016

  8. Agricultural monitoring

    Agricultural monitoring is carried out at the JRC mainly to distinguish, identify and measure the main crop production areas in Europe, estimate production early in the year and check the validity of farmers’ applications for EU subsidies. The European Co ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Sentinel-3 data to allow closer look at Black Sea environmental state

    22 Jun 2016 A major oceanographic campaign led by the JRC is underway in the Black Sea. It will allow scientists to thoroughly examine the biological and optical features of a marine region of utmost political and economic importance that is highly influe ...

    22 June 2016

  10. Fairly good crop yield outlook for the EU-28

    20 Jun 2016 The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published today, reports that crop yield prospects at the EU-28 level remain clearly above the five-year average. Crop-growing conditions in Spain are excellent, but are less positive in western Europe ...

    20 June 2016

  11. Introduction to the web-based Fast Scenario Screening Tool (TM5-FASST)

    06 Oct 2016 to 07 Oct 2016 This is a technical workshop with hands-on training exercises, which will introduce the global air quality scenario screening tool TM5-FASST to users interested in the evaluation of global and regional pollutant emission scenari ...

    19 May 2016

  12. Global precipitation like you’ve never seen it before!

    03 Jun 2016 Accurate information on precipitation (i.e. rainfall and snowfall) is a prerequisite for almost any scientific undertaking related to hydrological issues. An international team of researchers headed by scientists from the Joint Research Centre ...

    03 June 2016

  13. Commission helps regions join forces to invest in industrial modernisation

    02 Jun 2016 On 2 June during the Smart Regions conference, the European Commission launched the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation. This new initiative offers hands-on support to regions to foster interregional cooperation based on ...

    02 June 2016

  14. European Commission and Member States encouraged to use EASIN

    31 May 2016 The steady increase in both international trade and connectivity has favoured the long-distance introduction of alien species, some of which have a tendency to become invasive. This problem has severely affected Europe, where more than14 000 a ...

    31 May 2016

  15. Fairly good EU crops outlook despite unsettled weather

    23 May 2016 The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin, published today, reports that the current prospects for EU-28 yields are generally above the five-year average, despite a cold spell at the end of April. The forecast for total cereals ha ...

    24 May 2016

  16. UN’s World Humanitarian Summit – Europe’s take in rethinking actions

    23 May 2016 At the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, key priorities advanced by the EU at the summit include: investment in resilience, efficient and effective financing, respect for international humanitarian law, preventing and ending crises, and br ...

    23 May 2016

  17. Could dams replace glaciers in the Alps?

    20 May 2016 Future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat could be substantially mitigated by water management in reservoirs. This is the result of a study led by the JRC and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. ...

    20 May 2016

  18. Spreading codes for a satellite navigation system (concerning secondary codes)

    One embodiment of the invention provides a method of creating a set of secondary spreading codes for use in a satellite navigation system comprising a constellation of satellites. Each satellite in the constellation employs a tiered spreading code compris ...

    31 May 2016

  19. State of the World’s Plants Symposium 

    11 May 2016 to 12 May 2016 The State of the World’s Plants Symposium will accompany the launch of a ground-breaking new report highlighting the global status of plants, to be released on 10 May 2016. An annual review of the major issues affecting plant di ...

    04 April 2016

  20. Workshop on Control and Management of Agricultural Land in IACS

    23 May 2016 to 25 May 2016 JRC workshop on control and management of agricultural land in the Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS), which will be organised from Monday 23 May (9.00 AM) to Wednesday 25 May (4.00 PM) in Baveno (VB), at Grand ...

    13 May 2016

  21. An integrated EU policy for the Arctic adopted

    27 Apr 2016 The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a policy proposal that will guide the actions of the European Union in the Arctic region. The European Union will step up its existi ...

    27 April 2016

  22. Good start to the season and sowing progress

    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 ...

    26 April 2016

  23. A new indicator maps and quantifies invasive alien species in the Mediterranean

    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, accordi ...

    22 April 2016

  24. An indicator framework to help maximise potential benefits for ecosystem services and biodiversity from ecological focus areas

    Ecological focus areas are one of three greening measures that were introduced into the European Common Agricultural Policy by the reform in 2014, with the aim of enhancing the ecological function of agricultural landscapes. However, there are concerns th ...

    15 June 2016

  25. JRC MARS Bulletin- crop monitoring in Europe, January 2016- Weakly hardened winter cereals

    Weakly hardened winter cereals- A first cold spell is likely to have caused damages in eastern Europe jrc_mars_bulletin_vol24_no01.pdf BUSSAY Attila, CEGLAR Andrej, SEGUINI Lorenzo, BARUTH Bettina, VAN DEN BERG Maurits, NIEMEYER Stefan 2016 EUR- Scientifi ...

    17 June 2016