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SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer

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Quantifying Sentinel-3 data in the Arctic

The JRC recently participated in a measurement campaign to assess satellite ocean colour products in the Arctic. Satellite technologies are an invaluable tool for detecting changes at the global scale through long-term and comprehensive... read more >>


Energy from agricultural organic waste in Africa - a Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems approach

How agricultural residues can be used to help meet local energy needs in Africa was discussed at a scientific workshop held in Dakar (Senegal) last November organised by the JRC, the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar and the Université Assane Seck... read more >>


ASAP: Dry conditions affecting much of the Middle East and Central Asia

The June edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, which was published yesterday, reports that several countries in the Middle East and Central Asia are suffering from dry conditions. Below average crop... read more >>


JRC contribution to the UN's first SDG 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation

The JRC has contributed to the recent United Nations Synthesis Report on progress made towards reaching Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation), which will be used as the basis for discussions at the High-level Political... read more >>


Updated surface water Watch List adopted by the Commission

Based on JRC recommendations and Member States' approval, the European Commission has adopted and published an updated Watch List of substances to be monitored in EU surface waters. read more >>


€566 billion and growing: the EU blue economy is thriving

The EU's blue economy – all economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas – is growing steadily, according to the EU’s first annual report on the blue economy. With a turnover of € 566 billion, the sector generates € 174 billion of... read more >>


Drought concerns for crops in southern Russia, outlook fair for Kazakhstan

The Russia and Kazakhstan issues of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series were published today. read more >>


New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources

On 21 June 2018, the JRC published a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation. The Atlas provides the first comprehensive, evidence-based... read more >>


Global wheat yields at risk due to ozone pollution

A recent article co-authored by JRC and international experts reports that the benefits of increasing global wheat yield are significantly offset as a result of increasing concentrations of ground-level ozone. read more >>


The oak genome unveils the secrets of tree longevity

150 years old oak trees in the Forêt domaniale de Bercé. Photo: INRA / Didier Bert

An international consortium driven by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission CEA has sequenced the genome of the pedunculate oak. The work recently published in... read more >>