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

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Floods in Myanmar: JRC supports the Commission in managing the emergency situation
24 August 2015, JRC - IES
JRC scientists have supported the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) with information and analysis on the flood crisis in Myanmar/Burma which followed a period of unusually heavy precipitation starting mid-July. By the beginning of August the country began to experience the most severe flooding in decades, while heavy rainfall continued during the first half of the month.
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Summer crop forecasts revised further downwards
24 August 2015, JRC - IES
Continued hot and mostly dry conditions in much of Europe in July and early August have led to a further reduction in the yield forecasts for spring and summer crops at the EU-28 level, particularly for maize and sunflower crops. The yield outlook for winter cereals is slightly improved thanks to favourable weather conditions in northern parts of Europe. Overall, the yield forecast for total cereals dropped to almost 10% below last year’s level, and to 1% below the five-year average.
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Quantifying disaster risk and recovery needs. Call for expression of interest
21 August 2015, JRC - IES
Are you working in the field of disaster management or civil protection? Or are you a member of a NGO working in the humanitarian field? Then you should definitely be aware of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service for Risk & Recovery, which can provide useful products for you. The European Commission has published a call for expression of interest file [146 KB] to launch a limited number of risk and recovery activations through its Copernicus Emergency Management Service for Risk & Recovery. The call for expression of interest is open until 18th September 2015.
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River Thames flood in July 2007

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PEER workshop on extreme hydrological events
Extreme hydrological events workshop, 19-20 May 2015
19 May 2015, Water, CEH
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology organised a workshop on extreme hydrological events, held in Wallingford, UK.
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Nature and Urban Wellbeing: Nature-Based Solutions to Societal Challenge
18 May 2015, Biodiversity and Land Use, CEH
Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) is a rapidly emerging concept covering a range of approaches which use natural processes and species to address societal challenges. Of particular interest are solutions to problems of ecological quality and human health and wellbeing in urban environments – and their rural hinterlands – as well as reducing their global footprints. See more at: http://www.alter-net.info/outputs/conf-2015#sthash.wGl594bL.dpuf
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