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System understanding of resources and climate

This research topic covers areas such as

  • planetary boundaries and their interconnections
  • global indicators, drivers and trends
  • global governance of natural resources
  • role of local solutions in tackling global problems

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Healthy soils, a necessity for the EU

Maintaining and restoring our soils is key to achieve climate neutrality, zero pollution, sustainable food provision and a resilient environment.

Scientific tools

Global Human Settlement Layer Scientific Tool

The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project aims to produce and analyse global built-up surface, population density and human settlement thematic maps to understand human presence on Planet Earth.

Laboratories and facilities

Activities on this topic

Digital Earth is a concept of an interactive digital replica of the entire planet that can facilitate a shared understanding of the multiple...

The JRC carries out research to foster the development of internationally accepted harmonised methods and standards for remote sensing.