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The Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS (MARS) Unit Mission
Focusing on crop production, agricultural activities and rural development, the MARS Unit provides timely forecasts, early assessments and the scientific underpinning for efficient monitoring and control systems. The work serves the Agriculture and Food policies of the European Union, their impact on rural economies and on the environment, encompassing the global issues of food security and climate change.
SPIRITS software officially launched at the AFRICAGIS 2013 - GSDI conference in Addis Abeba on Nov. 6th
Trainee position available: deadline for application 21.02.2014
The objective of the proposed position is to contribute to the validation of various operational rainfall products using gauge data to be spatially interpolated. The test area is likely to be based on gauge data from a French speaking African country.
Full information at: http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/showprj.php?type=T&id=2083
Latest News & Events
The main purpose of the conference will be to focus on technical implementation and discuss how to translate the legal framework and the various field realities occurring in Member States into common conceptual features and technical specifications for the IACS, including LPIS. The aim is to...
Crop Monitoring and Yield Forecasting in North African and Southern Mediterranean countries - Rabat, Morocco 19-21/11/2014
The main objectives of the workshop are an exchange of information on the ongoing programs and systems implemented and on future projects in the area of agriculture monitoring and yield forecasting in order to identify common problems, new challenges, and opportunities for future scientific a...
Information for Meeting Africa's Agricultural Transformation and Food Security Goals (IMAAFS) Conference, 1-3 October 2014 Addis Abeba
The overall goal of the conference is to motivate continent-wide production, exchange and storage of available evidence for informing Africa’s agricultural transformation towards improved food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture
The MARS unit of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) of the Joint Research Centre is pleased to announce the“LPIS (linked with GAEC-greening) workshop” which will take place from 13:00 Wednesday, 24th September to 14:00 Friday 26th September 2014 in Brussels,...
The MARS unit of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), Joint Research Centre is pleased to announce the workshop "LPIS management and challenges" which will take place on Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th of April 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.
Latest Bulletins & Publications
The analyses based on satellite imagery and meteorological data presented in this report indicate above-average vegetation conditions and no major concerns for the 2014 Kremti season in Eritrea. Moreover, the abundant and well distributed rains throughout the season could ensure the first goo...
High summer crop yields at EU-28 level
MARSBulletin_Vol22_No10.pdf 6.79 MB
This report aims at analyzing the crop situation in DPRK at the end of the main crop season based on the rainfall, temperature and global radiation data as predicted by the global ECMWF model together with the NDVI time series derived from satellite imagery. The analysis shows that the 2014 c...
Maize maturing under favourable conditions
MARSBulletin_Vol22_No09.pdf 11.41 MB
Good yield despite difficult harvest, good prospects for maize
MARSBulletin_Vol22_No08.pdf 6.35 MB