JRC News

  1. 9 Jun 2016

    The Official Journal of the European Union published today the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector. These BAT conclusions address a number of issues relevant for all chemical installations covered by the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED):

  2. 8 Jun 2016

    These European centres focus on a variety of innovative ways for achieving impact in the 3Rs – the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of the use of animals used for scientific purposes.

  3. 3 Jun 2016

    Accurate information on precipitation (i.e. rainfall and snowfall) is a prerequisite for almost any scientific undertaking related to hydrological issues. An international team of researchers headed by scientists from the Joint Research Centre has released a novel global precipitation dataset, with high spatial and temporal resolutions (0.25° and 3 hourly, respectively), called Multi-Source Weighted-Ensemble Precipitation (MSWEP).

  4. 1 Jun 2016

    The JRC is presenting today at the High Level Group meeting on Nutrition and Physical Activity in Brussels, two new toolkits that provide answers to these questions of great public health significance.

  5. 31 May 2016

    The steady increase in both international trade and connectivity has favoured the long-distance introduction of alien species, some of which have a tendency to become invasive. This problem has severely affected Europe, where more than14 000 alien species have been recorded, 10-15% of which are invasive alien species (IAS), i.e. having a negative impact on biodiversity, the economy or health.

  6. 31 May 2016

    On 18-19 May 2016 EURL ECVAM ran a training course on "Basic knowledge in modern toxicological sciences" designed for students of Master’s programmes of Toxicology. 

  7. 31 May 2016

    The JRC coordinated and contributed to two of the ten chapters of the 2016 Scientific Assessment Report of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), which was officially launched in Brussels today.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.