JRC News

  1. 14 Jul 2016

    Diversification of supply, improving conditions for domestic production and circular use are key to ensuring the sustainable supply of raw materials in the EU. As millions of European jobs are affected by the market conditions and the availability of raw materials, the EU needs to address its future mining potential, the growing skills shortage and innovation needs and its current import-dependency.

  2. 4 Jul 2016

    The Commission implementing decision on Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for the non-ferrous metals industries (2016/1032) ) has been published in the Official Journal.

  3. 22 Jun 2016

    A major oceanographic campaign underway in the Black Sea will allow scientists to thoroughly examine the biological and optical features of a marine region of utmost political and economic importance that is highly influenced by the inflow of the Danube river.

  4. 9 Jun 2016

    The Official Journal of the European Union published today the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector. These BAT conclusions address a number of issues relevant for all chemical installations covered by the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED):

  5. 8 Jun 2016

    The theme of the 2016 World Oceans Day celebrated on 8 June is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet". The day coincides with the official publication of a new JRC study simulating the impact of SO2 emissions from ships on ocean acidification.

    The modelling study found that along major shipping lanes, sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions from ships can further ocean acidification with a rate that is twofold with respect to that caused by carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

  6. 7 Jun 2016

    The study was carried out with a team of researchers from two Japanese Universities, following a campaign of sampling and measuring anthropogenic radionuclides in the North Pacific.

  7. 3 Jun 2016

    Accurate information on precipitation (i.e. rainfall and snowfall) is a prerequisite for almost any scientific undertaking related to hydrological issues. An international team of researchers headed by scientists from the Joint Research Centre has released a novel global precipitation dataset, with high spatial and temporal resolutions (0.25° and 3 hourly, respectively), called Multi-Source Weighted-Ensemble Precipitation (MSWEP).

  8. 31 May 2016

    The steady increase in both international trade and connectivity has favoured the long-distance introduction of alien species, some of which have a tendency to become invasive. This problem has severely affected Europe, where more than14 000 alien species have been recorded, 10-15% of which are invasive alien species (IAS), i.e. having a negative impact on biodiversity, the economy or health.

  9. 27 May 2016

    Scientists from 11 research organisations – including the JRC -  have demonstrated the quality and applicability of whole water reference materials for the determination of organic contaminants in natural waters. This work is supporting the implementation of the European Water Framework Directive.

  10. 20 May 2016

    Future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat could be substantially mitigated by water management in reservoirs.