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EFFIS helps combat forest fires in Greece
20 July 2015, JRC - IES
The severe forest fires that took hold in Greece on 17 July have been brought mostly under control following the EU’s immediate response to Greece’s activation of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism on Friday afternoon.

Towards better scientific evidence and support for policy-making on sustainable development
15 July 2015, JRC - IES
On 15 July, the European Commission organised a side event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The objective of the side event was to discuss scientific evidence and support for policy-making on sustainable development as well as the overall role of science, technology and innovation. It took place in the context of the 2015 European Year for Development.

Data Management in Citizen Science Projects: share your experience
13 July 2015, JRC - IES
The ‘Citizen Science and Smart City Summit’, organised by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in 2014, highlighted issues regarding the sustainability and interoperability of data collected by citizens, which hindered the re-usability and integration of these data across borders. The JRC is following up on these findings with a detailed study of interoperability arrangements, hosting and data management practices of Citizen Science projects, with a particular emphasis on environmental topics such as air quality, noise and biodiversity. These activities include a survey designed to capture the state of play with regard to data management practices on the local, national and continental scales.



River Thames flood in July 2007


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.

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: