JRC News

  1. 7 Jul 2015

    The JRC has contributed to "Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome", the biggest study to date of tundra shrub growth.

  2. 7 Jul 2015

    On 7 July, the international scientific conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” - the largest scientific forum ahead of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)  - starts in Paris.

  3. 7 Jul 2015

    JRC-ITU as part of a consortium led by Westinghouse Nuclear will research new methods of nuclear fuel generation to support five EU member states. Over 50% of the low carbon nuclear energy generation in the five countries is dependent on foreign supply, the project aim is to diversify the fuel source and reduce foreign dependency on the EU's low carbon energy sources.

  4. 7 Jul 2015

    This is the 20th annual meeting of the ITWG.  The working group was established in response to illicit trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials in Europe in the early 1990s.  Since then, experts from more than 50 countries have participated in ITWG activities and supported the development and application of forensics techniques to illicit uses of nuclear and other radioactive material.

  5. 7 Jul 2015

    Given its physical and chemical properties (ductility, excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance) and its high antimicrobial activity, copper is used in many sectors and industries: building construction, power generation and transmission, electronic product manufacturing, production of industrial machinery and the transportation sector.

     

  6. 6 Jul 2015

    The JRC has started a pilot project in collaboration with the Italian Ministry for Economic Development to test the sharing of radio spectrum.

  7. 6 Jul 2015

    On 6 July, the JRC, together with the Directorate-General for the Environment presented some of the main findings from the development of an EMAS Sectoral Reference Document on Best Environmental Management Practice for the agriculture sector.

  8. 6 Jul 2015

    In close collaboration with scientists from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Stephan Richter from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements examined the merits and limitations of  available mass spectrometric instrumentations for nuclear safeguards applications.

  9. 6 Jul 2015

    The Futuris programme (Euronews) offers the latest news on technical & scientific research projects across Europe; in a series of small video episodes and web reports. The latest in the series 'atomic detectives' explores the EUSECTRA facility at JRC-ITU and demonstrates the work of the scientists in combatting nuclear criminal activity.

  10. 3 Jul 2015

    IES Head of Unit Alan Belward gave a keynote speech this week at the Google Earth Engine User Summit 2015 entitled “Mapping Three Decades of Global Surface Water Occurrence”, in which he outlined progress on a collaborative project between the JRC and the Google Earth Engine (GEE) team on the development of global surface water occurrence and surface water seasonality maps. These maps, the first of their kind, are being created from more than 2.8 million Landsat scenes (over 820 terabytes) acquired between March 1985 and March 2015.