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What is the origin of the European marine non-indigenous species?
14 June 2018, JRC
A new study of the JRC’s EASIN scientific team has identified the origin and the pathway of introduction of the 824 marine non-indigenous species established across the European Seas. It is based on the data of the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN). EASIN, created by the JRC in 2012, enables easy access to data and information on non-indigenous species occurring in Europe, aiming to assist policymakers and scientists in their efforts to tackle biological invasions.

Impact of climate change on future water resources of the Danube River Basin
11 June 2018, JRC
A new JRC assessment of the future water resources of the Danube River Basin finds that climate change beyond 2°C would lead to increased flooding and water scarcity, significantly drier summer months and substantial flood damage in cities along the Danube River and its tributaries.

ASAP: Exceptional rainfall and floods in East Africa, dry conditions in the Middle East
08 June 2018, JRC
The May edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, which was published on Monday, highlights agricultural production hotspots in East Africa due to heavy rainfall, in the Middle East due to failed sowing activities and high temperatures, and in Southern Africa due to a major early season dry spell.

The risk of significant blue-green algae blooms in summer 2018 is lower than earlier years in Finnish marine areas
07 June 2018, Marine, SYKE
The risk of widespread blue-green algae blooms in Finnish sea areas is less than during the last two years, because the algae have less nutrients available in comparison to previous years. However, significant algae blooms may form in the Gulf of Finland if the summer is warm. A warm May could cause blooms to occur earlier than normal this year.