We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC has published the first continental map of crops grown in the European Union at 10-m resolution.
This map combines Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite observations and in-situ LUCAS 2018 Copernicus data using machine learning and cloud computing.
For the first time we have a map that allows us to zoom down to cultivated parcels for the entire European Union (EU) territory. On these parcels, we can see what crops were grown in 2018.
In a JRC study, participants of EU-funded research projects in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer and prostate cancer claimed that their research already had an impact or that impact would be seen in the near future.