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The European Union has contributed some EUR 3. 1 million to a pioneering project which aims to substantially improve the thermo-optical effects occurring in a Ti:Sapphire laser crystal pumped at high powers. The TISA TD ('Ultrafast High-Average Power Ti:Sapphire Thin-Disk Oscillators and Amplifiers') project was officially launched on 1 December 2013 and is led by the laser development and laser optics department at Stuttgart University (USTUTT) in Germany. Quality validation date: 2014-04-18 [read more]
The JRC released a guidance document for the monitoring of marine litter in European seas. It provides the Member States with recommendations and information in order to support establishing monitoring programmes, a milestone in the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Through the Directive, EU Member States committed themselves to the development of strategies to achieve good environmental status of European seas. [read more]
The European Parliament and the Council found an agreement to establish response centres for managing the 112 eCalls, a system that automatically dials the EU emergency number (112) in the event of serious accidents. [read more]
SHIFT²RAIL is an ambitious EC initiative to enhance the capacity, reliability and quality of the European rail system in a cost-effective manner, welcomed the favorable position adopted by the Council of the European Union, on the regulation establishing the SHIFT²RAIL Joint Undertaking. [read more]
As pre-announced in February's TRIP Newsletter, on 28 February the EC launched an “Invitation for Commitments” to collect feedback from cities and their industry partners on how to make cities smarter. The EC will accept inputs until mid-June. The Commission will then seek to analyse, group and promote the best plans and initiatives. [read more]
Together with the nomination of TEN-T Network Coordinators, more news is marking the progress of the core infrastructures' realisation: EU Member States agreed to allocate 12 billion € for key projects of the nine core network corridors, a first tranche of the 26 billion € foreseen for infrastructure projects over the period 2014 – 2020. [read more]
Looking for more updates on transport research? TRIP is now ready to communicate innovations in transport with an even faster channel: follow us on Twitter! You can find us @TRIP_Portal. [read more]
The TRIP Portal has released two additional Thematic Research Summaries in French and German: “Awareness, information and user rights” and“Water Transport” [read more]
Where does our food come from? How it is treated along the journey to our table? How does it affect us once we've eaten it? From the health impacts of obesity to hidden ingredients in our daily meals, questions about food concern us all. Food safety, animal welfare, plant health, labelling and traceability: all come under the spotlight through EU funded FP7 research. Food safety has come to the fore as an issue over the last few years as scares have shown that we can't necessarily trust ingredient labels. Quality validation date: 2014-04-17 [read more]
Published on: 17-April-2014 The European Investment Fund, an agency of the European Union and a provider of risk finance to benefit SMEs across Europe, published this month its guidelines for asse (...) [read more]
Source: EUREKA News