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JRC launches new EU-wide crop and weather monitoring e-service

04 September 2017

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Web users worldwide can now view weather and crop conditions in near real-time across the whole of the EU, thanks to the JRC MARS Explorer, a pioneering new e-service from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Thousands of individuals and organisations from various levels of government, industry, media, and research and development already benefit from information provided by the MARS crop monitoring Bulletin, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

The Bulletin provides monthly updates on weather conditions, crop monitoring and crop yield forecasts for EU member states and neighbouring countries.

The JRC MARS Explorer gives existing and new users access to a much larger set of data and at a significantly higher frequency.

Source: European Commission EU Science Hub

Image credit: European Union, 2017 - The JRC MARS Explorer provides near real-time updates on crop and weather monitoring