JRC News

  1. 3 Mar 2015

    A JRC-organised session on coastal and marine ecosystem services generated a lot of interest and positive feedback from the participants at last month’s annual Association of the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography (ASLO) 2015 meeting in Granada, Spain.

     

    This year’s ASLO meeting, the theme of which was “Aquatic Sciences: Global And Regional Perspectives — North Meets South”, was attended by more than 5 000 scientists from all over the world.

     

  2. 3 Feb 2015

    In support of the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI), the JRC and EuropeAid have developed a new mobile app that provides guidance on best practices for implementing water and sanitation projects in the developing world. It is free of charge and can be used to steer this type of projects throughout its lifecycle.

  3. 18 Dec 2014

    The JRC has recently published a report which provides guidelines to implement water reuse in Europe, and analyses the associated technical, environmental, health and socioeconomic challenges to such reuse.

    Given the lack of formal guidelines at European level to address the reuse of treated wastewater, the report compares relevant national and international measures. It also provides a risk-based management approach, and identifies needs for and barriers to technological innovation and regulation.

  4. 4 Dec 2014

    A recently published article, led by the JRC, reviews the impacts of invasive alien marine species on ecosystem services and biodiversity in Europe. The review identifies 86 alien marine species, within 13 phyla, which have significant (negative and/or positive) impacts on ecosystem services and biodiversity in European seas. It classifies the type of impact, comments on the methods applied for assessing the impact and the related inferential strength, and reports on information gaps.

     

  5. 7 Oct 2014

    The JRC has set up the MSFD Competence Centre (MCC) to help EU countries achieve ‘Good Environmental Status’ of their marine waters by 2020, the main aim of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). In achieving this aim, the MSFD seeks to protect the fragile balance of marine ecosystems, upon which many economic and social activities such as fishing or tourism depend.

  6. 1 Oct 2014

    A JRC article published yesterday in Frontiers Press investigates how human activities have influenced biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea through the introduction of alien species.

     

  7. 24 Sep 2014

    On 15 and 16 September 2014, the JRC welcomed a distinguished group of Brazilian and European water management experts and decision makers to a very successful and informative workshop entitled ‘Adaptive Water Management facing Climate Change: Comparing Brazilian and European Experiences’.

     

  8. 4 Sep 2014

    A recently published JRC article describes the strong link between the nutrients in European rivers and marine productivity (up to fish production) in the Mediterranean Sea from 1960 to 2012.

  9. 23 Jul 2014

    The JRC and the Cyprus Institute hosted an official signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to further strengthen the collaboration of the JRC with Cyprus. The MoU specifies advancing science, technology and innovation in fields of mutual interest including environment, climate change, energy, water and technological advances and standardisation in cultural heritage preservation.

  10. 8 Jul 2014

    The JRC recently published the results of a co-authored study on the risks posed by chemical pollutant mixtures in the environment. This work is part of the first EU-wide campaign to test the use of biological based assay (bioassays) for assessing water quality in Europe, following the recommendations of the communication of the European Commission on the effects of chemicals (COM(2012) 252), calling for a greater effort to understand and assess the risks associated with chemical mixtures.