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Research is at the basis of the JRC’s support to a range of forest-related policies, including the EU Bioeconomy, Biodiversity, and Forest Strategies and the Paris Climate Agreement. This website describes research activities on European forests that are carried out within the JRC.

A large collection of data sets and information on European forests can be accessed through the Forest Information System for Europe (FISE). Many of the other data sets resulting from our research can be queried in the JRC Data Catalogue, and particular output might be taken up in the Knowledge Centre for Bioeconomy.

Our activities on wildfires research are developed around two early warning and monitoring systems: the European Forest Fires Information System (EFFIS), under the EU Copernicus Program, and the Global Wildfire Information System (GWIS), under the Group on Earth Observation (GEO), Copernicus and NASA Advanced Applications programs.

Our research on methods to assess forest cover change in tropical regions using satellite data is covered on the FOROBS website.

View of Zugspitze Mountain from Blindsee lake (North Tyrolean Alps, Austria). © Morfar, CC0,