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  • Research programme (Euratom, EEC) to be implemented by the Joint Research Centre - Application of remote-sensing techniques -, 1984-1987

Framework programme


Previous programme


Successor programme


Programme funding

EUR 29 million

Official Journal Reference

L 3 of 1984-01-05

Legislative Reference

of 1983-12-22
To assess and demonstrate the potential of advanced satellites and remote-sensing technology for the development of a European land monitoring system, for detecting, monitoring and forecasting marine pollution, for the management of Sahelian agricultural resources under adverse climatic conditions, and for the prevention and management of natural disasters.


Part of the first Framework Programme (1984-1987) under activity 8: "Environment", this programme constituted the Joint Research Centre's contribution to the Research Action Programme (RAP) "Environment" and complemented national programmes in the field. It was also linked to the Community's agricultural programmes.


Three areas:

- Agriculture and soil management:
Land utilization in Europe and crop management in Africa;

- Protection of the marine environment:
Maritime oil pollution and the coastal deposition of pollutants;

- Natural disasters:
The possible contribution of remote-sensing to natural disaster prevention and management.


The Commission, assisted by the board of governors of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), was responsible for carrying out the programme, which was executed at the Ispra establishment of the JRC.

Information was disseminated in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2380/74 of 17 September 1974 (Official Journal No L 255 of 20.9.1974), adopting provisions for the dissemination of information relating to research programmes for the European Economic Community.

The Commission submitted annual reports on the execution of the programme to the Council and the European Parliament and reviewed it in its third year with a view to a further four-year programme. A final critical analysis carried out by independent experts was also submitted.
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