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The Information Exchange Day in Spain emphasised the application of technology to address grand challenges facing society today

The Information Exchange Day in Spain emphasised the application of technology to address grand challenges facing society today

Madrid (ES) - 02/06/10

JRC Information Exchange Day in Spain

 

The JRC, together with the European Union Satellite Centre (Torrejón), hosted an Information Exchange Day with Spanish stakeholders in Madrid on 2 June. More than 100 high-level participants from government, research and industry gained insight into the JRC's new ten-year strategy and work done by the JRC Institutes for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS), Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) and Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC).

 

Roland Schenkel, JRC Director General; Felipe Pétriz Calvo, Secretary of State for Research; Francisco Fonseca Morillo, Head of EC Representation in Spain; Alejandro Polanco Mata, Director General of Fishing Resources and Aquaculture; Tomaž Lovrenčič, Director EUSC

Roland Schenkel, JRC Director General; Felipe Pétriz Calvo, Secretary of State for Research; Francisco Fonseca Morillo, Head of EC Representation in Spain; Alejandro Polanco Mata, Director General of Fishing Resources and Aquaculture; Tomaž Lovrenčič, Director EUSC

Speaking at the event, Spanish Secretary of State for Research Dr. Felipe Pétriz Calvo praised the valuable research done by the JRC and expressed his wish for an enhanced collaboration of Spanish institutions with the organisation.

The emphasis of the day's programme lay on the application of technology to address grand challenges facing society today. This included presentations by JRC speakers and partners on climate change, nanotechnology, remote sensing and applications such as the European Forest Fire and Drought Information Systems, agriculture and fisheries.