JRC News

  1. 1 Mar 2006

    JRC-IRMM has released a reference material which will enable food-testing laboratories to reliably detect and quantify a number of water and fat soluble vitamins in whole milk powder.

  2. 1 Mar 2006

    The IRMM searchable catalogue contains information about the reference materials distributed by IRMM. You can browse the catalogue by matrix, analyte or application field. Certified values, certificates, certification reports and material safety data sheets where available can be accessed via the search interface.

  3. 26 Apr 2007

    Nutrients are essential for plants and animals, but in excessive amounts they can lead to a significant decrease in soil and water quality. Nutrients can be introduced into the environment through fertilisers or other agrochemicals, and strict regulations have been adopted to limit their use. A new atlas, the work of the JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES), provides for the first time a clear view on the pressure on eco-systems due to nutrients and their source. The atlas was the basis for identifying areas in Europe with the highest levels of nutrient pressure, which include large portions of The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, and Italy.

  4. 10 May 2007

    According to the 2007 Scoreboard, companies have increased their R&D investment by 10%. Three EU companies keep a position within the top 10 R&D ranking: DaimlerChrysler (5th), GlaxoSmithKline (7th) and Siemens (8th). Results also show that EU-based companies have increased their R&D by 7.4%, compared with 5.3% in the 2006 Scoreboard. By sectors, pharmaceuticals & biotechnology becomes the top R&D investing sector, overtaking the technology hardware & equipment sector. On the downside, the report shows that EU companies continued to grow their R&D investment at a lower rate than companies in the rest of the world.

  5. 23 May 2007

    The 50th anniversary of the EU was also the occasion for the JRC to organise – with the help of the Italian school authorities – an Italy-wide school competition in which students were invited to find out who we are, what we do and to find a way to communicate their findings to others via a poster, a web page or a slogan.

  6. 4 Jun 2007

    JRC scientists comment on study published in Science magazine

  7. 12 Jun 2007

    The JRC and the European Commission's Research Directorate-General, in co-operation with the Ministry of Science of the Republic of Serbia, have organised a research information event in Belgrade on 12th June 2007. The objective of this event was to inform Serbian R&D organisations and researchers about the opportunities offered by the newly launched 7th Framework Programme (FP7), in particular with regard to collaborative activities and mobility of researchers. Examples were presented in the areas of environment, food, agriculture, and nuclear safety and safeguards. The intention is to encourage dialogue, identify potentially interested partners and pave the way for further collaboration within FP7.

  8. 14 Jun 2007

    The consultation period on last year's Maritime Policy Green Paper comes to an end on 30th June. Marine and maritime science is contributing in many ways to maritime policy. The JRC's activities in this field include the development of systems for tracking vessels and monitoring fishing, including the use of space technology, and research on the quality of coastal and sea waters as well as the effects of climate change on marine habitats.

  9. 15 Jun 2007

    Linking in with the festivities for the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, Green Week 2007 looks back at 50 years of European environmental policy and looks at the future.