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The JRC’s SUMO tool automatically scans large numbers of satellite images for the presence of ships.
©European Union, 2017
Sep 27 2017
The JRC has released the software of its SUMO maritime surveillance tool, which is helping to protect our oceans by detecting ships engaged in illicit activities.
Commissioner Tibor Navracsics at the opening session of the EU4FACTS-Evidence for policy in a post-fact world
©European Union, 2017
Sep 26 2017
On 26 September the JRC is organising its annual conference on "EU for facts: evidence for policy in a post-fact world". The conference is the highlight of the JRC's 60th Anniversary celebrations.
The JRC study explores the potential impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for our transport system.
©European Union, 2017
Sep 22 2017
The JRC analyses the impacts of automated and connected vehicles, exploring scenarios in order to see how the full potential of these new technologies could be exploited.
The JRC’s new tool will help countries to take action ahead of time in order to prevent the worst impacts of floods.
©European Union, 2017
Sep 21 2017
A new tool developed by the JRC will help emergency authorities prevent the worst impacts of floods, by calculating flood hazard and risk dynamically and displaying the potential consequences in near real-time.
The European Commission has launched an online tool, TRIMIS to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy
©European Union, 2017
Sep 19 2017
The European Commission has launched an online tool to help analyse the effectiveness of transport innovation in delivering the EU’s energy and transport strategy
JRC scientists simulated the Black Sea’s characteristics, including its currents, salt content and temperature
©European Union, 2017
Sep 15 2017
Using a model developed at the JRC, scientists have successfully simulated the Black Sea’s long term currents, salt water content and temperature for the first time.
The new standards have been developed through a transparent, evidence-based process involving 290 experts.
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Sep 14 2017

New standards on resources and emissions will help national authorities across the EU to lower the environmental impact of around 3 500 large combustion plants.

The JRC MARS Explorer provides near real-time updates on crop and weather monitoring
©European Union, 2017
Sep 04 2017
Web users worldwide can now view weather and crop conditions in near real-time across the whole of the EU, thanks to the JRC MARS Explorer.
Fiscal incentives for electric cars have strong market effects
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Aug 24 2017
European car drivers switch to electric vehicles when it financially makes sense to them, concludes a recent study on fiscal incentives and electric vehicles sales by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC).
JRC supports transition to green and renewable energies in Burkina Faso
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Aug 10 2017
A new JRC report provides support and becomes a tool for decision-making to assist Burkina Faso in transforming its energy sector.