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How do planets form? How do they evolve? What could their past tell us about our own planet's future? An EU-funded project facilitating access to crucial data and top-flight infrastructure is placing planetary scientists in a better position to explore such questions as part of Europe's cutting-edge contribution to space research.
Published: 10 December 2018
An EU-funded infrastructure project is enhancing international cooperation for research and monitoring in the Arctic. This is providing a better understanding of environmental change, and how to adapt to it.
Published: 30 November 2018
An EU-funded project is helping law enforcement agencies locate and eliminate the illegal production of stimulant drugs by taking miniaturised sensing and sampling technology underground and into the sewers. Reducing the flow of illegal drugs is essential to protecting Europes security and people's health.
Published: 26 October 2018
Our soil is a vital environmental resource which is increasingly coming under threat. EU-funded research is assessing the impact of soil degradation on a range of ecosystem services to find ways of protecting and restoring soils across Europe.
Published: 18 September 2018
Students across Europe are learning about the Arctic and participating in polar, environmental and climate research thanks to an EU-funded project that aims to raise the attractiveness of science education and future scientific careers.
Published: 11 July 2018
An EU-funded project has established a data-collection and evaluation infrastructure to monitor iodine deficiency across Europe. The project's database and EU-wide monitoring system will feed into national efforts to ensure Europeans get enough iodine to stay healthy.
Published: 15 June 2018
Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life-threatening condition that can develop in pregnant women. A number of factors are known to increase the risk, but the actual causes of this hypertensive disorder remain unclear. Researchers in Kazakhstan were involved in an EU-funded project that discovered an exciting lead: the babys genes also appear to play a role.
Published: 11 June 2018
An EU-funded project has developed a probabilistic approach to providing a reliable and affordable electricity supply to European consumers. It uses innovative methods to address the challenges of an increasingly interconnected, flexible and renewables-dominated system.
Published: 13 March 2018
Published: 14 November 2017
EU-funded researchers are transferring modelling and analysis techniques used in other disciplines to climate science in a bid to improve predictions of climate events like El Niño. The research feeds into efforts to better understand complex weather patterns and their impact on the environment, economic activities and society.
Published: 13 November 2017