Further to the first call for proposals of the Telematics Applications programme in December 1994, the European Commission, DG XIII, has now published a report containing summaries of the projects retained as a result of the call. The report, entitled "Environment telematics", provides an overview of the objectives, validation sites and expected benefits of the 18 projects implemented in the environment sector of the Telematics Applications programme of the Fourth Framework Programme. The 18 projects were selected following the first call for proposals for the Telematics Applications programme, which was published on 15 December 1994 and closed on 15 March 1995. For organizations interested in cooperation with one of the projects, opportunities exist for participation in the project's user groups. Interested parties should contact the project coordinator listed in the publication or the Commission services.