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Action number 21103 Last updated 26/10/2011 14:36:52 Year 2012
Title Crop Production Forecasts and Climate Change Impact
Acronym AGRI4CAST
Type Action
Url http://mars.jrc.ec.europa.eu/mars/About-us/AGRI4CAST
Institute JRC.H Institute for environment and sustainability (Ispra)
Leader NIEMEYER Stefan JRC.H.4   E-Mail
Thematic Area TA3 - Sustainable management of natural resources
TA3.HLO1 - To develop multidisciplinary analyses and indicators of past trends and present state of natural resources use in Europe and its global interdependencies
TA3.HLO2 - To develop scenarios describing the efficient use of natural resources in the global transition towards a green and low carbon economy
TA3.HLO3 - To develop information infrastructures and systems (INSPIRE, SEIS, GEOSS, GMES) necessary to share environmental observations, information and analytical models and outcomes and promote interoperability and standard setting as foreseen in the Digital Agenda for Europe and 'Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era'.
TA3.HLO4 - Serve the EU's internal and external policies by monitoring environmental situations and conditions, building capacity, encouraging good governance and underpinning EU goals for global environmental stewardship
2 Solidarity and the responsible management of resources
2.1 Agriculture, rural development, and fisheries
2.1.1 Agriculture and Rural Development

AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
CLIMA - Climate Action
DEVCO - Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
EEAS - Eurpean External Action Service
ENER - Energy
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
ESTAT - Eurostat
INFSO - Information Society and Media
JRC - Joint Research Centre
RTD - Research and Innovation


FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
CAAS - The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
EEA - European Environment Agency
EFSA - European Food Safety Agency
GEO - The Group on Earth Observations
INRA - INRA-MOROCCO
INTA - INTA-Argentina
LPUSCI - Leonid Pogorilyy Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute
R&D Inst Int - Governmental and independent R&D institutions
REA - Research Executive Agency of the European Commission
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture USDA

ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
REGIO - Regional Policy


ALTERRA
IRRI - International Rice Research Institute
UNI MI - Università degli Studi di Milano - University of Milan
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture USDA
Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS), Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Crop Yield Forecasts, Crop Monitoring, Crop Area Estimates, Food Supply, Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation, Biophysical Modelling, Agro-meteorology, Remote Sensing, Area Frame Sampling, Component Oriented Software Development, Agricultural Modelling Platform
Rationale
The rationale behind the crop forecasts at EU level is the need to provide timely information, during the growing season on the instruments of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to enable rapid and accurate decision-making. In fact, key production statistics are typically provided by Member States to Eurostat and DG AGRI with a time lag, i.e. several months after harvest. This delay affects decision making in planning tools related to the CAP, as the all-important integrated European perspective is missing. The sooner information on crop production and harvest is available, the better.
With the AGRI4CAST Action, CAP decision makers in DG AGRI are provided with timely, independent crop yield forecasts at European and Member State level. The results of the AGRI4CAST Action are used by DG AGRI and DG ESTAT analysts to prepare food balance sheet estimates, and are thus used for market analyses and decisions related to the CAP management of stocks, import/export, market and intervention, and budget preparation.
Furthermore, results of AGRI4CAST will be used as input by DG AGRI to deliver relevant information to the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a European contribution in response to the 2011 G-20 initiative on market transparency.
In view of providing support to the CAP and the Climate Change policy agenda of the EC, studies that assess the resilience of crop production systems under a number of climate change scenarios are being implemented. Agriculture has a dual role in terms of global change: It is an important emitter of greenhouse gases, while at the same time it is one of the main sectors to be impacted by climatic change, with local, regional and global implications for the stability and access of food supply.
The AGRI4CAST crop monitoring activities are performed under EU law with regard to their maintenance, operation and analysis. The latest regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 78/2008) was adopted on January 2008 for the period 2008 - 2013 to cover the operational activities directly financed by DG AGRI for a period of 6 years. This regulation acknowledges the effectiveness of the crop yield forecasts over and above the information provided by traditional agricultural statistics and other forecasting systems. AGRI4CAST guarantees the scientific relevance, independence and timeliness of its data products.
Summary of the activity
The Action focuses on the Monitoring Agricultural Resources Unit (MARS) Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS), which aims to provide accurate and timely crop yield forecasts and crop production estimates, including biofuel crops, for the EU territory and other strategic areas of the world (see JRC Action FOODSEC). The system monitors crop vegetation growth (cereal, oil seed crops, protein crops, sugar beet, potatoes, pastures, rice), including the short-term effects of meteorological events on crop production, and provides seasonal yield forecasts of key European crops, thereby contributing to the evaluation of global production estimates (wheat, rice, etc.) in support of CAP management decisions.
The MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System is a complex, integrated analysis tool comprising remote sensing and meteorological observations, agro-meteorological and bio-physical modelling as well as statistical analyses. The latter two components receive key input from the MARS meteorological and remote sensing infrastructures. The information and system output is made available throughout the JRC and is regularly used by a number of scientific Actions (e.g. WQM, DESERT, SOIL, AGRI-ENV).
While the crop yield forecasts for Europe are produced on a regular basis, other main producing areas of the world receive increasing attention, as global commodity markets increasingly influence the Common Agricultural Policy. In accordance, the Action will further enhance the MCYFS by extending its simulation capacities to methodologies appropriate for the global scale and by a stepwise extension of crop yield forecasts towards key regional production areas in the world.
In order to enlarge the Action's capacity to simulate impacts of climate change to agriculture and to evaluate adaptation strategies, the Bio-physical Model Applications Framework (BioMA) is being developed and further enhanced within AGRI4CAST. A suite of model components implemented in the modelling framework enable simulations of various crops in agricultural systems under present and future climate, forced by chosen climate change scenarios, and concentrating on short-term and medium-term time horizons (e.g. 2020, 2050). Facilitated through the component-based approach, modelling activities of the Action are being integrated with other bio-physical and economic models of the JRC in order to allow for an integrated approach to the evaluation of climate change scenarios. This work contributes to the JRC's Task Force on Integrated Modelling.
AGRI4CAST is strongly linked with the FOODSEC Action. The two Actions share a common global information infrastructure, with an outsourced near-real-time acquisition and pre-processing of remote sensing and meteorological data. The two Actions strongly coordinate their activities to potentially cover the entire world. Both Actions are involved in the intergovernmental Group of Earth Observation (GEO) through contributions to its multi-annual work plan task on Global Agriculture Monitoring.

International Activities with a European Dimension:
The Action maintains a network of European Crop Growth Modelling System (CGMS) users within competent national authorities and research institutions, including biennial CGMS User Workshops. Furthermore, AGRI4CAST pursues scientific collaboration through a Collaboration Agreement with the Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) in Morocco and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Leonid Pogorilyy Scientific Research Institute in the Ukraine, and collaborates with other European research institutions in the field of agro-meteorology and crop modelling such as the Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) in France and the University of Milan, Italy.

International Activities Outside Europe:
AGRI4CAST contributes to the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) work programme on Agriculture, holds Collaboration Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the Instituto Nacional de Tecnologia Agropecuaria (INTA) in Argentina, and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the Philippines (in process), and collaborates through indirect actions with research partners in Brazil and Argentina as well as in China. The Action collaborates with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on crop area statistics and a Global Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), thus contributing to the G-20 initiative towards more transparent markets.
 
  1
Operational Crop Yield Forecasting: Provision of near real-time, operational analyses at EU27 level on crop growth monitoring and yield forecasting based on the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System; ensuring commensurate information dissemination to our customers via Bulletins, the website, and web-portals (links to the WP 2012 between DG AGRI and JRC for the cross-delegation budget for the implementation of regulation 78/2008).
Deliverable  1.1
Crop monitoring reports: Full MARS Bulletins on crop yield forecasts at European level including the Maghreb; Forecast update reports at European level; Agro-meteorological update reports at pan-European level; European Rice Bulletin; European Pasture Bulletin with increased frequency as requested by DG AGRI in 2011; MARS Bulletin based on the Crop Growth Modelling System for Asia (CGMS ASIA) with a focus on the Black Sea area and Russia; special reports following ad-hoc requests from DG AGRI to assess adverse weather conditions in Member States which affect agricultural production.
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
ESTAT - Eurostat
FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
INRA - INRA-MOROCCO
Deliverable  1.2
Data (meteorological, agro-meteorological, remote sensing, yield statistics, crop data, phenology) and software (e.g. CGMS, viewers and analysis tools) disseminated via AGRI4CAST and CID Action web portals to stakeholders and scientific users for the application in agricultural studies and bio-physical simulations within research projects (links with JRC Actions CID, WQM, DESERT, SOIL) .
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
DEVCO - Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
ENER - Energy
ENV - Environment
ESTAT - Eurostat
JRC - Joint Research Centre
FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
CAAS - The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
EEA - European Environment Agency
EFSA - European Food Safety Agency
GEO - The Group on Earth Observations
INRA - INRA-MOROCCO
INTA - INTA-Argentina
R&D Inst Int - Governmental and independent R&D institutions
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture USDA
Deliverable  1.3
Management of the Service Contract 'Operational Activities for MARS Actions Period 3 (MARSOP 3)': Final report of phase 3_1 of the MARSOP3 contract [2012-05-31] and interim report of phase 3_2 of the MARSOP3 contract [2012-11-30] (link with JRC Action FOODSEC).
30/11/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
Deliverable  1.4
Management of the cross sub-delegation with DG AGRI: Report to the Steering Committee on the achievements 2011, financial report on the use of resources in 2011, report of the planned annual work programme 2012 [all 2012-03-31], report with contributions to the DG AGRI Annual Budget Planning (ABP) 2013 [2012-06-30].
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
Deliverable  1.5
Written contributions to the planning and implementation of the new Common Agricultural Policy 2014-2020, focusing on the continuation and extension of the current crop yield forecasting activities.
31/10/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2010672 The CAP towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
Deliverable  1.6
Technical Annex with specifications of the envisaged Open Call for Tender within the procurement procedure for the next phase of the operational crop forecasting system (MARSOP4).
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2010672 The CAP towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
  2
Improving the MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS): Maintenance of the existing MARS infrastructures on meteorology, remote sensing, crop growth modelling and agricultural statistics, including database updating; scientific and technical support for technology transfer of MCYFS components to third parties (links to the WP 2012 between DG AGRI and JRC for the cross-delegation budget for the implementation of regulation 78/2008).
Deliverable  2.1
Maintained and improved operational MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS) infrastructures on agro-meteorology, remote sensing, agricultural management and statistics, including updated databases and improved analysis tools such as the statistical Control Board (CoBo) and the MARS Viewer.
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
ESTAT - Eurostat
JRC - Joint Research Centre
FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
GEO - The Group on Earth Observations
INRA - INRA-MOROCCO
Deliverable  2.2
MARS Crop Yield Forecasting System (MCYFS) extended with operational simulation capabilities for the additional crops rye and triticale at European level [2012-05-31] and with an implementation of an improved crop mask for Russia and Ukraine for the Crop Growth Modelling System for Asia (CGMS ASIA) [2012-07-31].
31/07/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
Deliverable  2.3
Final report of the feasibility study on global crop monitoring and forecasting (Administrative Arrangement 'Feasibility study on Global Crop Monitoring and Forecasting' (GLOBCAST) with DG AGRI).
30/04/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
Deliverable  2.4
Implemented and tested new crop calendar based on newly integrated and exploited phenological data.
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
Deliverable  2.5
Updated online-available documentation of AGRI4CAST's crop monitoring and yield forecasting activities through a dedicated Wiki (MARS Wiki).
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Technical systems
Sustainable management of natural resources
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
JRC - Joint Research Centre
FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
INRA - INRA-MOROCCO
R&D Inst Int - Governmental and independent R&D institutions
  3
Improving BioMA modelling platform and integrated modelling solutions: Architectural refinement, development, and implementation of the Bio-physical Model Applications framework (BioMA), including the integration of new components and modelling solutions; testing and improving of the existing simulation capabilities, including access to heterogeneous data sources, calibration, sensitivity analysis, robustness testing; provision of documentation, tutorials, and training courses for scientific modellers and technical developers (links to JRC Task Force on Modelling).
Deliverable  3.1
Implemented and improved access to heterogeneous climate data resources to run simulations of climate change scenarios of the crop yield forecasts, including dedicated web services with user authentication to allow for controlled access to data by third-party customers (links with JRC Actions BIOCLIM, WQM, FOREST).
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2009147 Adapting to climate change: Towards a European Framework for Action
COM 2009417 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT accompanying the WHITE PAPER Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action Adapting to climate change: the challenge for European agriculture and rural areas
SEC 20091093 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT The role of European agriculture in climate change mitigation
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
CLIMA - Climate Action
DEVCO - Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
JRC - Joint Research Centre
INTA - INTA-Argentina
Deliverable  3.2
Training course on the use of the BioMA modelling platform for integrated bio-physical modelling, including training material, online tutorials, and technical support within JRC to the implementation of adapters for the integration of models and components into BioMA (links to the JRC Task Force on Modelling).
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Training
Sustainable management of natural resources
JRC - Joint Research Centre
R&D Inst Int - Governmental and independent R&D institutions
Deliverable  3.3
Final implementation and validation report of the application of tagging tools based on a semantic discovery framework in real-world applications. (FP7 project 'Tagging Tool based on a Semantic Discovery Framework' (TATOO))
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Digital Agenda for Europe
RTD - Research and Innovation
Deliverable  3.4
Final report on the adaptation and piloting of BioMA for multi-model wheat monitoring in Morocco (FP7 project 'Crop Monitoring as an E-agriculture tool in developing countries' (E-AGRI))
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Development cooperation
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
INFSO - Information Society and Media
CAAS - The Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
INRA - INRA-MOROCCO
Deliverable  3.5
Adapted and implemented pasture model 'Simulateur mulTIdiscplinaire pour les Cultures Standard' (STICS) within the BioMA framework as a step towards improved pasture yield forecasting.
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
Deliverable  3.6
First implemented pre-harvest grain quality models within BioMA, including a technical report on the analysis of results, testing, and validation.
31/10/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
Deliverable  3.7
Developed and tested modelling solution for grain maize mycotoxin contamination in Europe, integrated into the BioMA modelling framework, including a report with the documentation of the models implemented. (Marie-Curie project 'Maize Infection and Mycotoxin Contamination Simulator' (MIMYCS))
30/09/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
REA - Research Executive Agency of the European Commission
  4
Climate Change Impacts and Integrated Modelling in Agriculture: Investigate impacts of climate change in Europe and other areas of the world by ingesting climate change scenarios as model drivers, and assess vulnerability of production systems and benefits of adaptation strategies; first steps towards integrated bio-physical modelling and in coupling of crop model output with agro-economical models (links to JRC Task Force on Modelling and to JRC Actions GEOCAP, AGRI-ENV, BIOCLIM, AGRITRADE, WQM).
Deliverable  4.1
Scientific publication on the results of crop growth simulations for Europe forced by climate change scenarios as derived from the Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
30/09/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2009147 Adapting to climate change: Towards a European Framework for Action
COM 2009417 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT accompanying the WHITE PAPER Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action Adapting to climate change: the challenge for European agriculture and rural areas
SEC 20091093 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT The role of European agriculture in climate change mitigation
SectionTopic
2: Forthcoming initiatives 2013EU Adaptation Strategy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Deliverable  4.2
Final report of the economic assessment of climate impacts and adaptation policies (JRC project 'Projection of Economic impacts of climate change in Sectors of the European Union based on boTtom-up Analysis', phase 2 (PESETA II), support to DGs CLIMA and AGRI, and links with JRC Actions AGRITRADE, BIOCLIM).
30/09/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2009147 Adapting to climate change: Towards a European Framework for Action
COM 2009417 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT accompanying the WHITE PAPER Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action Adapting to climate change: the challenge for European agriculture and rural areas
SEC 20091093 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT The role of European agriculture in climate change mitigation
SectionTopic
2: Forthcoming initiatives 2013EU Adaptation Strategy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
CLIMA - Climate Action
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Deliverable  4.3
Simulation runs of agro-meteorological models forced by downscaled and adjusted climate datasets derived from chosen Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate change scenarios for crop yield estimates at medium-term (e.g. 2030) and at regional spatial resolution in Europe (2011 Administrative Arrangement 'Assessing agriculture Vulnerabilities for the design of Effective Measures for Adaptation to Climate change in the EU' (AVEMAC) with DG AGRI and 2011-2012 JRC project 'Projection of Economic impacts of climate change in Sectors of the European Union based on boTtom-up Analysis', phase 2 (PESETA II), links with JRC Action BIOCLIM).
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2009147 Adapting to climate change: Towards a European Framework for Action
COM 2009417 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT accompanying the WHITE PAPER Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action Adapting to climate change: the challenge for European agriculture and rural areas
SEC 20091093 COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT The role of European agriculture in climate change mitigation
SectionTopic
2: Forthcoming initiatives 2013EU Adaptation Strategy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
CLIMA - Climate Action
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Deliverable  4.4
Extended crop yield simulation and agro-climatic dataset platform for Latin America, including a final report on the results of simulation of crops under climate change scenarios in the study region (Administrative Arrangement 'EUROCLIMA Initiative' with DG DEVCO).
28/10/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Development cooperation
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20061905 REGULATION (EC) No 1905/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 December 2006 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation
DEVCO - Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
INTA - INTA-Argentina
  5
Crop area estimates: Test and pilot approaches for crop area estimates using area frame sampling and/or remote sensing. Provide scientific and technical input to DG ESTAT and other customers for added value products combining the Land Use/Cover Area-frame Survey (LUCAS) with other data layers. Assess the potential use of moderate resolution satellite images combined with an area frame survey for crop area estimation.
Deliverable  5.1
Report on the feasibility of crop area estimates in major producing areas of the world (Administrative Arrangement 'Feasibility study on Global Crop Monitoring and Forecasting' (GLOBCAST) with DG AGRI).
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2010672 The CAP towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future
REG 2009543 REGULATION (EC) No 543/2009 of the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT and of the COUNCIL of 18 June 2009 concerning crop statistics
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
Deliverable  5.2
Report on the joint use of the Land Use/Cover Area-frame Survey (LUCAS) samples and other European data such as the Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES) Pan European Land products, both for improving the efficiency of the LUCAS estimates themselves and for developing applications from LUCAS data, such as quality assessment of EU thematic layers, including the introduction of secondary land use and land cover as well as transect data in the LUCAS area estimates.
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2007552 REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on implementation of Decision No 1445/2000/EC on the application of aerial-survey and remote-sensing techniques to the agricultural statistics
COM 2009223 The European Earth Observation Programme (GMES) and its initial operations (2011-2013)
SEC 20001445 DECISION No 1445/2000/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 22 May 2000 on the application of aerial-survey and remote-sensing techniques to the agricultural statistics
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ESTAT - Eurostat
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Deliverable  5.3
Publication on the efficiency of samples of very high resolution images for land cover area estimation.
30/04/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
JRC - Joint Research Centre
  6
Scientific networking, thematic workshops, and international collaborations: Continuation of the current Memoranda of Understandings and Collaboration Agreements which facilitate the transfer of know-how on crop monitoring and transferring systems; contributions to the task on Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) of the Group of Earth Observations (GEO) initiative; contribution to the implementation plan of the G-20 'Global Agriculture Monitoring' activity with FAO, DG AGRI, DG DEVCO; JRC-internal collaboration with other JRC Actions on population density and statistical sampling schemes (links to DGs AGRI, DEVCO, to FAO and to JRC Actions FOODSEC, TREES-3, ISFEREA, WQM).
Deliverable  6.1
Report with the conclusions of a scientific event (e.g. conference, workshop) held at JRC on the occasion of 20 years of Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) bulletins (links with JRC Action FOODSEC).
31/10/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20071234 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1234/2007 of 22 October 2007 establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation)
REG 200878 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 78/2008 of 21 January 2008 on the measures to be undertaken by the Commission in 2008-2013 making use of the remote- sensing applications developed within the framework of the common agricultural policy
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Deliverable  6.2
Written contribution to a strategy document and work programme on the implementation of the European contribution to the Global Agricultural Monitoring initiative of the Group of Earth Observations (GEO GLAM), including support to the Agriculture Monitoring and Information System (AMIS) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) (links with JRC Action FOODSEC).
31/10/2012
JRC contributions to policy documents
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
INTERNAT 20051 Group of Earth Observations (GEO): The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) 10-Year Implementation Plan (As adopted 16 February 2005)
INTERNAT 20111 Ministerial Declaration: ACTION PLAN ON FOOD PRICE VOLATILITY AND AGRICULTURE. Meeting of G20 Agriculture Ministers Paris, 22 and 23 June 2011
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
GEO - The Group on Earth Observations
Deliverable  6.3
Written contribution to a publication on the improvement of deforestation estimation through optimizing the sampling scheme currently used within TREES-3 Action, including a sampling accuracy assessment (links with JRC Action TREES-3).
31/03/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Deliverable  6.4
Written contribution to a report on sampling for the assessment of the amount (number, area, volume) of buildings of different typologies, in particular in areas with risk of disasters (links with JRC Action ISFEREA).
29/02/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Disasters and response
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Deliverable  6.5
Written contribution to a report on agricultural statistics improvement in Africa (links with JRC Action FOODSEC).
31/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Development cooperation
TypeYearNumberTitle
REG 20061905 REGULATION (EC) No 1905/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 18 December 2006 establishing a financing instrument for development cooperation
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
DEVCO - Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid
FAO - THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)
Deliverable  6.6
Contribution to a publication on population density mapping (links with JRC Action WQM).
31/12/2012
Scientific Publications
Sustainable management of natural resources
CLIMA - Climate Action
ENV - Environment
JRC - Joint Research Centre
Deliverable  6.7
Report on the support to the implementation of the Crop Growth Modelling System (CGMS) in Ukraine in the frame of the Collaboration Agreement with the Leonid Pogorilyy Scientific Research Institute.
30/11/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable management of natural resources
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2011303 JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS: A new response to a changing Neighbourhood
AGRI - Agriculture and Rural Development
EEAS - Eurpean External Action Service
LPUSCI - Leonid Pogorilyy Ukrainian Scientific Research Institute
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