The Directorate for Sustainable Resources is one of the six scientific directorates of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service. Its mission is to create, manage and make sense of scientific knowledge for EU policies related to the sustainable use of resources, encompassing environmental, economic and social dimensions. It particularly focuses on food security, land, soil, water, forest, raw materials, fisheries, biodiversity and ecosystem services. It highlights the threats to our existing resources, namely natural capital, and explores alternatives such as those related to oceans. It also monitors and analyses agricultural production, and supports the development of a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe.