JRC News

  1. 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.

  2. 25 May 2016

    The European Commission has presented a three-pronged plan to boost e-commerce by tackling geo-blocking, making cross-border parcel delivery more affordable and efficient and promoting customer trust through better protection and enforcement.

  3. 23 May 2016

    The EU’s commitments to address the greatest humanitarian crises of our time will be supported by a series of Commission tools and platforms, some of which were developed by the JRC or in cooperation with partner organisations.

  4. 23 May 2016

    This unique atlas pays tribute to soil – the silent engine that keeps the planet alive – by providing a detailed analysis of soil organisms and the threats to soil biodiversity at a global scale.

  5. 23 May 2016

    The latest JRC MARS Crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin, published today, reports that the current prospects for EU-28 yields are generally above the five-year average, despite a cold spell at the end of April.

    The forecast for total cereals has increased compared to the last Bulletin, reflecting the generally fair growth conditions. There were some delays to the sowing of summer crop due to cold and wet periods, except south-eastern Europe.

  6. 20 May 2016

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

  7. 20 May 2016

    Satellite images of the worst affected districts, due to El Niño-induced drought, are being used to locate deep water and organise drilling of wells.

  8. 19 May 2016

    A survey by the EU’s Joint Research Centre gives insights into citizen science projects and how they manage data. It recommends steps to boost their input to institutional research and policy-making.

     

  9. 19 May 2016

    This centre will be a network bringing together relevant policy and scientific expertise from across the Commission, and external experts from around the world, to perform impact evaluations.

  10. 18 May 2016

    FiveVB is a consortium founded by the European Green Vehicle Initiative (EGVI) within Horizon 2020 program. The JRC plays an active role in the characterization of the newly developed 5 V battery technology. The batteries, manufactured by the consortium are characterized in the experimental facility of Battery Testing for Safe Electrification of Transport (BESTEST) in Petten by using cycling and post mortem analysis.