JRC News

  1. 30 Nov 2015

    Scientists from the JRC developed fit-for-purpose analytical methods for the determination of bisphenol A and 12 similar substances (analogues) in food matrices to support possible future monitoring studies.

  2. 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.

  3. 16 Nov 2015

    A recent DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - JRC expert report proposes a strategy for the establishment of a European observation system dedicated to monitoring CO2 emissions from space.

  4. 16 Nov 2015

    France is the EU’s largest producer of wheat and maize, and has collected a unique high-quality statistical dataset on crop yields at département level for over 25 years. The presence of different climatic regions makes France an ideal test-case to investigate the role of climate variability on crop yields and to better understand the impacts of future climate change.

  5. 13 Nov 2015

    JRC scientists have compiled and published an overview of the legislation and practical modalities for the implementation of radionuclide monitoring in foodstuff in the European Union. The overview also provides an outline of the monitoring programmes instituted by the Member States and stresses the importance of the quality of data.

  6. 30 Oct 2015

    The JRC is supporting the European Commission in assessing the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck Afghanistan and Pakistan on 26 October through up-to-date situation reports and maps. In this mountainous region with poor infrastructure, satellite-derived maps are particularly useful to understand the location and extent of the damages.

  7. 28 Oct 2015

    According to the latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published on 26 October, the sowing of winter crops has generally progressed well in the EU’s largest producing countries, but was hampered in northern and eastern Europe, including in Poland, the EU’s fourth biggest wheat producer. The yield forecasts for summer crops at EU-28 level remain low, and are comparable to last month’s forecast.


  8. 23 Oct 2015

    JRC scientists developed and validated a method for the determination of mercury in seawater. This method was designed to fulfil the needs for process control during the production of a new seawater certified reference material, currently under development at the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM).

  9. 22 Sep 2015

    A heat wave in late August and lack of rainfall have worsened the yield outlook for summer crops in large parts of central Europe.

  10. 18 Sep 2015

    The JRC technical report ‘Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2014’ has been released today. This is the 15th issue of the European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS) annual report on forest fires, produced by the JRC in collaboration with the national fire services of the 40 countries that make up the EFFIS network.