JRC News

  1. 26 Jun 2015

    JRC scientist G. Hanke is co-author of a chapter in a recently published open access book on ‘Marine Anthropogenic Litter’, which summarises the current state of knowledge on all aspects of marine anthropogenic litter.

  2. 26 Jun 2015

    The 3rd annual Plenary Meeting of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from the 22 to 24 June 2015 in Rome, Italy, endorsed a concept note on developing Voluntary Guidelines for Sustainable Management of Soil Resources (VGSMS).

  3. 26 Jun 2015

    JRC scientists support the EU's fight against illicit drugs with their work on speedy recognition of new psychoactive substances.

  4. 25 Jun 2015

    From the 22nd to the 23rd of June, the JRC hosted the first meeting of the National Platforms on Nanomedicine.

  5. 25 Jun 2015

    Swimming in the Mediterranean this summer will be safe, according to a scientific article co-authored by the JRC about the potential invasion of the dangerous Portuguese Man-of-War jellyfish.

  6. 24 Jun 2015

    The JRC hosted a very successful awareness-raising event with an EU exhibit on soil at this year’s 4-day Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh, which was attended by a record-breaking number of visitors. The exhibit showcased soil-related issues in Scotland and Europe in an informative and engaging manner, and made a real contribution to the International Year of Soils.  Feedback from the Commissioner Hogan, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, was extremely positive.

     

  7. 23 Jun 2015

    The JRC has played a central role in the OECD testing programme of representative manufactured nanomaterials. The programme was led by the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) and had the objective to ensure that the approaches for assessment of hazard, exposure and risk for manufactured nanomaterials “are of a high quality, science-based and internationally harmonised."

  8. 23 Jun 2015

    On 23 June, Maria Khorsand, President of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO), and Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the JRC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Brussels.

  9. 23 Jun 2015

    On 23 June, Sentinel-2A was launched from Kourou, French Guiana.  It is the second satellite in the joint European Union and European Space Agency Copernicus programme, following the launch of Sentinel in April 2014.

  10. 23 Jun 2015

    During the Latvian Presidency, on 23 June, Mārīte Seile, Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia and Vladimír Šucha, Director-General of the JRC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Brussels.