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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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The ups and downs of solar energy potential in Europe and Africa in 2030
14 August 2014, JRC - IES
A global reduction of aerosols emissions in 2030 will likely result in up to 10% increase of photovoltaic energy (PVE) potential in western Europe and the eastern Mediterannean, while a reduction of up to 7% is likely to affect northern Africa and eastern Europe. These are some of the findings published in a recent JRC article which investigates the likely availability of photovoltaic energy (PVE) in Europe and Africa in 2030, under a scenario of reduced anthropogenic emissions, such as greenhouse gases and aerosols.
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Exceptional drought in south-eastern Spain
12 August 2014, JRC - IES
Between October 2013 and July 2014, despite abundant rainfall in most of Europe, the south-eastern Iberian Peninsula (the Murcia and Valencia regions, and eastern Andalucía) was affected by mean and long-term precipitation deficits, leading to significant soil moisture deficits. In the same period, temporary rainfall shortages occurred also in France, Germany and Belgium, but their possible effects were likely insignificant due to subsequent rainfall events.
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Assessment of semi-natural vegetation in EU agriculture and delivery of ecosystem services
07 August 2014, JRC - IES
In a recently published article, the JRC presents its 1-km-resolution map of semi-natural vegetation in agricultural land in the EU-27, and assesses and classifies the relation between semi-natural vegetation and ecosystem services in EU regions.
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EVENTS

Systems ecological perspectives on sustainability
24 September 2014, Environmental Technologies, SYKE
The first Systems ecological perspectives to sustainability conference will be held in Helsinki, Finland 24-30 September 2014. The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists and other thinkers interested in systems ecology and sustainability. (Satellite image ESA)
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Wageningen Conference on Applied Soil Science 2015
23 August 2014, Soils, Forests and Agriculture, Alterra, Wageningen UR
The second edition of the Wageningen Conference on Soil Science will address once more the importance of soil science global issues. Following the success of the First Wageningen Soil Meeting we want to continue to address these topics in a dynamic way, by top keynotes, controversial debates, inspiring workshops and master classes as well as oral and poster presentations by participants.
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