European Commission – Environment – Earth Observation

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  • Success Stories - The Geological Clock Of Volcanoes
    The volcano is one of the most powerful representations of nature, it can change territories and subsequently the history of human kind. Knowing its behaviour during an eruption is essential in order to understand its evolution.... Read more »
  • Events - Second Arctic Science Ministerial - 25-26 October 2018, Berlin, Germany.
    The European Commission, Finland and Germany will co-host the 2nd Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM 2) on 25-26 October 2018 in Berlin. The aims of this 2nd ministerial meeting are to promote the results of the deliverables agreed at the 1st Arctic Science Ministerial, increase capacity to respond to major societal challenges... Read more »
  • Research Headlines - An integrated observing system for the Atlantic Ocean
    Buoys, floats, moorings and research vessels, to name just a few examples - data about the state of the Atlantic is collected by a number of means. And by a profusion of actors, who could jointly produce even better results if they applied a common strategy. EU-funded researchers are driving... Read more »
  • Research Headlines - In-depth technology for deep-sea discovery
    It is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than the ocean floor. The EU-funded STRONGMAR project will address marine knowledge gaps by fostering knowledge transfer and exchanges between leading European marine science research institutes. The project seeks to support innovative technological solutions that will... Read more »
  • Success Stories - Digging deep to help Europe's soil
    European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and urbanisation. The scientists want to come up with better preventive measures.... Read more »
  • Success Stories - Polar research warms up
    In northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45c, it's thaw season. Futuris went to meet a group of biologists studying the basic mechanisms used by plants to survive in this challenging ecosystem.And the variety of colours of their flowers is one of... Read more »