JRC News

  1. 31 Jul 2015

    A JRC report short-lists seven aquatic pollutants to complete a first Watch List which will provide high-quality information on the concentrations of emerging or little-known pollutants across the EU.

  2. 29 Jul 2015

    Over two decades, agricultural expansion and neglect have reduced natural vegetation cover in the Brazilian eco-regions Cerrado and Caatinga to 47% and 63% of the original area respectively, according to a study led by the JRC.

  3. 24 Jul 2015

    New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them.

  4. 23 Jul 2015

    EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal of the European energy and climate package of 20% share of energy from renewable sources.

  5. 22 Jul 2015

    Innovation Radar survey finds that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are champions of EU research programmes.

  6. 15 Jul 2015

    On 15 July, the European Commission organised a side event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  7. 14 Jul 2015

    The JRC-run EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has just published its strategy to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.

  8. 10 Jul 2015

    The JRC has published science-based options to improve the clarity and the practical application of the EC recommendation on the definition of a nanomaterial.

  9. 9 Jul 2015

    On 9 July, during an official trip to the US, Vladimir Šucha, Director-General of the JRC and Professor Antonio Bussalacchi, representing the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) signed a new research arrangement.

  10. 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.