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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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€566 billion and growing: the EU blue economy is thriving

The EU's blue economy – all economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas – is growing steadily, according to the EU’s first annual report on the blue economy. With a turnover of € 566 billion, the sector generates € 174 billion of... read more >>


Drought concerns for crops in southern Russia, outlook fair for Kazakhstan

The Russia and Kazakhstan issues of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series were published today. read more >>


New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet's natural resources

On 21 June 2018, the JRC published a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation. The Atlas provides the first comprehensive, evidence-based... read more >>


Global wheat yields at risk due to ozone pollution

A recent article co-authored by JRC and international experts reports that the benefits of increasing global wheat yield are significantly offset as a result of increasing concentrations of ground-level ozone. read more >>


The oak genome unveils the secrets of tree longevity

150 years old oak trees in the Forêt domaniale de Bercé. Photo: INRA / Didier Bert

An international consortium driven by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research INRA and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission CEA has sequenced the genome of the pedunculate oak. The work recently published in... read more >>


Predicting the spread of the most threatening invasive pest for European coniferous forests

A recently published article co-authored by Begoña de la Fuente of the Technical University of Madrid (and visiting scientist at the JRC in 2016-2017), and Santiago Saura and Pieter Beck of the JRC, describes a new model for predicting the spread of... read more >>


EU yield forecasts revised downwards

The June issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin Crop monitoring in Europe was published today, alongside Ukraine edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series. read more >>


What is the origin of the European marine non-indigenous species?

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... read more >>


SOLUTIONS - for improved water quality in Europe`s rivers

The Danube is Europe`s second largest river and is used intensively by people. Photo: UFZ / André Künzelmann

Many of Europe’s rivers contain mixtures of chemicals that are harmful to algae and aquatic life. Although the concentrations of some pollutants are monitored in the EU’s water bodies, there are doubts as to whether monitoring focuses on the right... read more >>


Impact of climate change on future water resources of the Danube River Basin

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... read more >>