The GNSS market is developing rapidly. Demand for precise location information is also growing and the evolution of GNSS technology is ongoing. In this environment, the 6th issue of the GSA GNSS Market Report, officially launched today, is a valuable tool enabling all stakeholders to skilfully navigate and benefit from the flourishing GNSS market.
This Forum will focus on four themes: air quality and health; air quality and energy; air quality and agriculture; and clean air funding mechanisms. It will bring together decision-makers, stakeholders and experts on the above topics in a two-day conference to reflect on the development and implementation of effective European, national and local air policies, projects and programmes.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
The 26th NAT commission meeting will be held on the 12th November 2019 in the building of the European Committee of the regions in Brussels, room JDE 52.
Cross-border health care and Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World’s Forests will be the main topics.
The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) connects over 3 000 ecosystem scientists, policymakers and other experts across the world.
The Presidency informs Ministers on the bioeconomy conference “European Bioeconomy Scene 2019” held in Helsinki on 8-10 July 2019.
Following a new methodology, the JRC assessed a list of quarantine pests for their potential economic, social and environmental impact on EU agriculture and forestry. The bacterium Xylella fastidiosa affecting olive trees, almond, grapevine among other important crops, as well as the Japanese beetle, Citrus Black Spot, Citrus greening and the Asian long-horned beetle are among the top ranking pests affecting plant health in Europe. This ranking has helped the Commission to list 20 quarantine pests as priority pests. The list is published today.
The EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council will convene in Luxembourg on 14 and 15 October, chaired by Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Jari Leppä. The ministers will discuss catch limits and fishing quotas, with particular focus on the Baltic Sea, as well as forest issues.
BioHorizon is a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. Its purpose is to align and enhance the services that National Contact Points (NCPs) for “Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy” (Societal Challenge 2), as well as for the Key Enabling Technology (KET)-Biotechnology provide to potential beneficiaries of European funding in those areas across Europe and worldwide.
The summary of the hearing is now available.
A summary of the second hearing is now available.
Forest root systems increase soil strength and stability, thus protecting mountainous regions against gravitational natural hazards, such as landslides. However, tree roots are affected by factors such as soil properties, climate and disturbances, such as timber-harvesting or wildfire — and, as a result, a forest’s stabilising effect can vary greatly. This study of fire-disturbed beech forests explores how this effect changes over time. The results reveal that forests which have suffered moderate and severe wildfires completely lose their protective function within 15 years, placing those regions at high risk of landslide for up to 50 years after the fires.