JRC News

  1. 23 Mar 2015

     

    The latest MARS bulletin, published on 23 March 2015, finds that EU winter crops are generally in good shape and well developed due to the mild winter conditions. In general, prospects for the new season are promising.

     

    Temperatures in most of the EU-28 were close to the long-term average during the period of review (1 February - 15 March). North-eastern Europe experienced significantly warmer-than-usual conditions, with temperatures over 4°C above the long-term average.

     

  2. 23 Mar 2015

    A look towards 2050 – new energy technology indicators

     

    The JRC has published the first version of the report:  ETRI 2014 - Energy Technology Reference Indicator projections for 2010-2050. The indicators provide a set of techno-economic data to be used for evaluating the European energy system.

     

  3. 18 Mar 2015

    This video presents the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) and explains the validation process of alternative methods.

  4. 18 Mar 2015

    MYGEOSS is launching an open call for development of innovative applications (mobile or web-based) using openly available or crowd-generated data in different domains that address citizens’ needs. The pool of open data for use includes, but is not limited to, the Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone (GEOSS Data-CORE ) made available by the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), as well as open data from EU-funded projects.

  5. 13 Mar 2015

    A recently published JRC report describes a methodological framework for the biophysical assessment and economic valuation of water ecosystem services in Europe.

    The methodology aims to help understand how multiple pressures can affect the delivery and value of such services. It is flexible, can be applied at different scales/locations and is easy to follow, presenting the basic concepts and assumptions to be established before the analysis, and a ‘shopping bag’ of appropriate tools to assess and value ecosystem services.

  6. 12 Mar 2015

    Measuring the size of nanoparticles is an enduring challenge for producers and regulatory agencies alike. In fact, up to now, different techniques are used to measure the dimension of objects smaller than a 1/10000 of a millimetre and they sometimes give different results.

  7. 12 Mar 2015

    Under the auspices of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the JRC helps to overcome the limitations of conventional stock assessment methods by promoting innovative approaches such as the Assessment for All (a4a) model. The exchange of such approaches between scientists at global level ensures that the best methods can be applied when developing management advice for fisheries, but also highlights the need for more research in fish stock assessment.

  8. 9 Mar 2015

    Science and knowledge provide opportunities and tools to create the Europe of tomorrow, a future based on quality of life and sustainable environment. Europe is ready to start a process of change which will not be based on the choices of elites but on those of citizens who have the opportunity both to participate in the creation of their future and to be protagonists of the transition towards a society based on science and knowledge.

  9. 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.

     

  10. 23 Feb 2015

    The latest MARS Crop monitoring in Europe bulletin, published today, reports that winter cereals remain weakly hardened in much of Europe, and therefore more exposed to frost-kill damage.