JRC News

  1. 25 Nov 2015

    New tools for accident investigators and trainers have been developed by the European Safety, Reliability & Data Association (ESReDA), of which the JRC is member. The tools include a model to analyse what has been learned and what has not, a list of barriers that prevent learning, and guidelines on accident investigation training.


    It is important to learn from accidents in order to prevent similar ones from reoccurring. One of the elements of a successful organisation is the ability to learn from both success and failure, and the ability to learn from others.


  2. 25 Nov 2015

    After a decade of rapid growth in global CO₂ emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%).

  3. 23 Nov 2015

    In a Comment published in Nature today, JRC scientist Luca Montanarella calls for a voluntary international agreement to protect soil from erosion and degradation through a reinvigorated Global Soil Partnership.

  4. 23 Nov 2015

    The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin finds that growing conditions have been good for recently sown and emerging winter crops, thanks to above-average temperatures in most European agricultural regions from late October to mid-November.

  5. 23 Nov 2015

    The JRC released a new GMO (genetically modified organism) certified reference material (CRM) to be used by GMO testing laboratories to analyse the GMO maize VCO-Ø1981-5 product in food and feeding stuff.

  6. 20 Nov 2015

    This week's declaration of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), a partnership of EU28, the European Commission and 15 Mediterranean countries, focused on closer cooperation to promote growth, jobs and investments deriving from the marine and maritime sectors.

  7. 19 Nov 2015

    JRC-IRMM developed and released the first fruit matrix reference material (IRMM-426 Wild Berries) certified for the two most important anthropogenic (man-made) radionuclides, 137Cs and 90Sr, and for the natural 40K. This reference material supports the precise measurement of radionuclides in agricultural products.

  8. 18 Nov 2015

    To prevent waterborne diseases (e.g. dysentery) brought on by floods, the Red Cross last week distributed preparedness items to households in flood-prone villages 300 km north-east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

  9. 18 Nov 2015

    The JRC and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy have supported Greek authorities in order to help entrepreneurs and authorities to find out in which areas they should prioritise and further specialise if they want to strengthen their competitive advantage.

  10. 18 Nov 2015

    Scientists of the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) determined the yields of a wet chemical precipitation method, applied for the conversion of triuranium octoxide (U3O8) into uranium tetrafluoride (UF4).