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Cultural routes are among the interactive maps in the new JRC Story Maps tool
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Jun 22 2018

On 22 June 2018, on the occasion of the first ever European Cultural Heritage Summit, the European Commission has released a set of interactive maps which will help to raise awareness of cultural heritage in Europe.

The Story Maps, developed by the JRC, inform in an easily accessible way about several initiatives across Europe linked to cultural heritage.

JRC's World Atlas of Desertification shows land degradation at a global level and highlights the urgency to adopt corrective measures.
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Jun 21 2018
A new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification; a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.
Spotify has a powerful role in influencing users' listening choices by deciding what to include on some of its most popular playlists
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Jun 19 2018
Artists lucky enough to find their song on Spotify’s most popular playlists could see could see considerable increases in streams and revenue.
LuxConnect's green data center
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Jun 13 2018
On 12 June 2018, the annual EU Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres Award went to Luxembourg-based LuxConnect DC2.
The Annual Report looks back on a successful year for the JRC
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Jun 07 2018
As the JRC releases its Annual Report for 2017, newly-proposed Horizon Europe research and innovation funding will ensure it continues its role as the European Commission’s science and knowledge service.
The 2018 LUCAS soil survey will study soil samples from 26 000 locations
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Jun 05 2018
To measure soil properties and biodiversity across Europe, the JRC launched a call for tenders to support an ongoing soil survey.
FTA2018 – Future in the making
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Jun 04 2018
On 4-5 June 2018 in Brussels, the JRC organises the sixth edition of the Future-oriented Technology Analysis (FTA) international conference.
Combined with targeted research, the survey outcomes will provide a comprehensive overview of courses and resources available.
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Jun 04 2018
The survey is part of a major study aimed at providing an overview of education and training opportunities which are relevant to the '3Rs' of alternatives to animal testing.
Every year, 1.4 million Africans move from their country of birth.
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Jun 01 2018
Scientists analyse past and present migration patterns from and within Africa, and the drivers behind them.
The water shortage in Cape Town and Southern Africa is indicative of more long-term weather patterns.
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May 29 2018
Scientists analyse Southern African weather patterns, helping policymakers plan actions to minimise the impact of water shortages.