The JRC goes North
A delegation from the Joint Research Centre travelled to Iceland and Norway from August 26-29th. The purpose of the mission was to visit key research institutes, as well as to organise two public information events presenting examples of the JRC's customer-driven scientific and technical support in response to European policy challenges. Potential partnerships and further collaboration were also explored in both countries.
In Iceland, the JRC visited the Food and Health Institute MATIS as well as a Geothermal Power Plant while in Norway, the delegation visited the Institute for Energy Technology; the Norwegian Institute for Air Research; the National Veterinary Institute and Det Norske Veritas Maritime Institute.
The main topics of the public information days were energy, climate change, marine and maritime affairs, food, chemicals and health. Both events were attended by approximately 40 members of the public.
In Reykjavic on August 27th, the information day was followed by bilateral meetings between representatives of the JRC and local experts on each topic, while in Oslo on August 29th, the event was attended by Mr Revold, State Secretary for Education and Research, with energy and climate change identified as key areas for future collaboration between Norway and the JRC.