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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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New steps taken to improve the standards of molecular methods for water analysis

Powerful novel DNA-based methods are being developed to assess biodiversity and the ecological status of water bodies, yet little consensus about method standardisation exists. In order to tackle this issue the European Standardisation Committee... read more >>


Are there ghost nets in Finnish waters?

Ghost nets refer to nets and other gear lost by fishermen that fish by themselves in seas and bodies of water. They are harmful to animals and constitute a part of the plastic problem in the seas. The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the... read more >>


Recovering critical and other raw materials from landfills and mining waste

There's untapped potential to extract strategic raw materials from mining waste and landfills in Europe, according to a new report from the JRC. read more >>


Global bill for soil erosion by water: US$8,000,000,000

A recent JRC study finds that soil erosion by water costs the world economy about US$8,000,000,000 (eight billion US dollars) a year. read more >>


New guidelines for sustainable European seaweed

A new report gives scientific guidance to help meet a growing global demand for seaweeds while also protecting resources and the environment. read more >>


Occurrence and fate of microplastic in the marine environment

Expedition across the Pacific Ocean. Photo: © Die Aktivisten, Leipzige Aktivisten, Leipzig

To date, little is known about what happens to microplastic in the sea. The MICRO-FATE project that is now starting under the leadership of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) is expected to bring about a change to this situation. read more >>


EurAqua 25th anniversary celebration on June 11 in Brussels

The European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations (EurAqua) holds its 25th anniversary in an event that will take place in Brussels on the 11th June (14:30-19:30)at the BluePoint building (address: 80 Bd A. Reyers Ln). During the event, that... read more >>


How big is the EU's Blue Economy? The EU report on potential of coasts and oceans to provide for sustainable economic growth published

The European Union's blue economy continues growing. The economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas recorded gross profit of EUR 74.3 billion in 2017, with 4 million persons employed, which is an increase of half a million since... read more >>


Forest microbiome: Mapping the symbiotic relationships between trees and microbes

A scientific article published in Nature today shows how the world’s forests are built on symbiotic partnerships between trees and microbes, and how these could be affected by a warming climate. read more >>


Human activities impeding the flow of two-thirds of the world’s longest rivers

A recent Nature article that maps the world’s free-flowing rivers shows that the flow of most of the world’s longest rivers has been impeded by man-made constructions such as dams and reservoirs, leading to the rapid decline of some of the most... read more >>