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

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Crop monitoring and forecasts for Europe and northern Africa

Today, the JRC issued two MARS (Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS) crop monitoring bulletins: one focussing on the winter hardening and frost damage of winter cereals in Europe, and the second focusing on crop sowing conditions in northern Africa.... read more >>

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Real-time food prices in Africa enabled by new technologies and people's participation

Recent food crises have revealed the importance of timely, reliable and accessible food price information to monitor food security and to support informed policy decision-making, improved market transparency and more efficient value chains. The... read more >>

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Water purification by Mother Nature and its benefits for society

Water for drinking, home and public use, as well as for agriculture and industry is provided for free by Mother Nature or, as scientists and policy-makers put it, by ecosystem services. A study led by the JRC puts the benefits of this "free" service... read more >>

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New service for climate-change adaptation in water management

SWICCA, part of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S), offers readily available climate-impact data to speed up workflows in climate-change adaptation of water management across Europe. This innovative service also provides a learning network... read more >>

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Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle's One Million Nest Boxes campaign helping birds in need

The evaluation of threatened bird species in Finland was updated in 2015 under the coordination of the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. The evaluation concluded that overall the populations of Finnish bird species are on the decline. The number of... read more >>

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Open data web service on sustainable society opened in Finland

Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) has a new open data web service. SYKE produces open data and information for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable society. SYKE’s open data includes versatile information on water resources,... read more >>

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Ecosystem services research and stakeholder involvement: between theories and practice

What do people value, why and how? This should be a leading question in sustainability research, but putting it into practise can be tricky. A new paper published in the journal Ecosystem Services looks at how to improve stakeholder participation in... read more >>

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New funding to tackle tree diseases

Scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology will take part in a new £1million research project to prevent the spread of new diseases, including acute oak decline (AOD), a bacterial infection which has spread into Britain and can kill trees... read more >>

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MYGEOSS - Third call for innovative apps in the environmental and social domains

MYGEOSS is launching an open call for the development of innovative applications (mobile or web-based) using openly available or crowd-generated data in different domains addressing citizens’ needs. The pool of open data for use includes, but is not... read more >>

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International partners join to reduce postharvest losses in sub-Saharan Africa

A JRC-initiated system estimating postharvest cereal losses in sub-Saharan Africa will be upgraded to allow for monitoring of other crops and improve postharvest management. read more >>