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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Towards research strategies to reduce the burden of disease due to air pollution

    07 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 f ...

    07 April 2016

  19. Maintaining a Global Data Set on Protected Areas

    The need to maintain accurate data on the location, size, type and status of the world’s protected areas has become critically important in light of continued species decline and habitat degradation. The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) fills this ...

    27 May 2016

  20. Predominantly good conditions for winter cereals

    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. In general, prospects for the new season are promising. At this stage of th ...

    22 March 2016

  21. Combining Soil Databases for Topsoil Organic Carbon Mapping in Europe

    In this paper, SOC contents of Koiliaris (Greece), Damma Glacier (Switzerland), Lysina (Czech Republic) and Fuchsenbigl (Austria) critical zone observatories (CZOs) have been investigated by Regression-Kriging method. Different environmental predictors (e ...

    25 May 2016

  22. Spatially downscaling sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence leads to an improved temporal correlation with gross primary productivity

    Sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence (SIF) is known to relate directly to leaf and canopy scale photosynthesis. Retrieving SIF from space can thus provide an indication on the temporal and spatial patterns of the terrestrial gross primary productivity (GP ...

    23 May 2016

  23. Mapping global patterns of drought risk: an empirical framework based on sub-national estimates of hazard, exposure and vulnerability

    A global map of drought risk has been elaborated at the sub-national administrative level. The motivation for this study is the observation that little research and no concerted efforts have been made at the global level to provide a consistent and equita ...

    23 May 2016

  24. Evaluation of the Laboratory Comparison Exercise for NO, NO2, SO2, CO and O3 4th – 9th of October 2015, Langen (D)

    From the 4th to the 9th of October 2015 seven Laboratories of the World Health Organization (WHO) European-Region met for another joint JRC-ERLAP/WHO inter-laboratory comparison exercise (IE). They met at the National Air Quality Reference laboratory at t ...

    25 May 2016

  25. Evaluating NDVI data continuity between SPOT-VEGETATION and PROBA-V missions for operational yield forecasting in North African countries

    After 15 years, the SPOT-VEGETATION (VGT) programme reached the end of its life in May 2014 and was replaced by the PROBA-V mission. Exploiting the period of overlap between instruments, this study compares the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI ...

    15 May 2016