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JRC-ITU: hot cells installation for nuclear waste studies JRC-ITU: hot cells installation for nuclear waste studies
May 20 2008

Three framework agreements for research contracts relating to the disposal of nuclear waste have been granted by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) of the UK to a consortium including the JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU).

Soil Soil
May 14 2008

Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Mariann Fischer-Boel and French MEP Stéphane Le Foll will open a workshop on Sustainable Agriculture and Soil Conservation (SoCo) in Brussels on 22 May. The event's main objectives are to inform stakeholders in Member States of the ongoing SoCo study, establish a platform for cooperation on the project and gather stakeholder opinions and experience in the area.

Janez Poto
				nik Janez Poto nik speaking at EU Research Information event, Tirana, 06/05/2008
May 08 2008

Following Albania's recent decision to join in the EU's R&D effort under its 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development (FP7), a Research Information Event, organised by the European Commission, COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) and the Albanian Ministry for Science and Education, took place in Tirana on 6 May 2008.

employees at work Open post at JRC
May 07 2008

The JRC is organising a selection procedure in order to fill the post of Head of Unit responsible for Nuclear Design Safety at the Institute for Energy in Petten (NL):

report covers JRC Institute Annual reports
May 02 2008

The Annual reports 2007 from the JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) and the Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) are now available. These reports give an overview of the activities, accomplishments and resources related to the Institutes' work carried out in 2007.

material sample under extreme conditions Structural integrity tests on reactor materials with simulated sub-surface flaws
©EC (2008)
Apr 30 2008

The workshop on "Mechanical Testing for Next Generation Nuclear Systems" held at the JRC Institute for Energy (IE) on 17 - 18 April 2008, attracted more than 70 participants from 20 countries. Noting that the development of innovative nuclear reactors critically depends on the availability of advanced engineering materials systems which have to withstand extreme conditions (high temperatures, intense neutron irradiation, and strongly corrosive environments, in combination with complex loading states and cyclic loading histories), the workshop specifically addressed the methodologies for mechanical performance and reliability assessment of nuclear materials in the proper environments during service and off-normal conditions.

IA Tools logo IA Tools - impact assessment of new policies and legislative measures
Apr 23 2008

The JRC has opened the Impact Assessment tools website, IA TOOLS, to the public. This online platform provides policy actors and impact assessment practitioners throughout Europe with a repository of guidance, information and best practices for impact assessment of new policies and legislative measures.

Security research Security research
Apr 21 2008

The JRC Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBÝTAK), jointly organised the conference "Security Research. Technology Solutions to Enhance Systems Interoperability" in Ankara on 17-18 April 2008.

Sardinia seen from space Sardinia seen from space (Envisat image)
Apr 18 2008

As the southern shores of Europe warm up, the risk of forest fires increases. The European Commission and Member States are working closely together to prepare for the coming forest fire season, building on the lessons learnt from the tragic experiences of 2007. Five Member States and the European Commission's disaster Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) are involved in a large-scale simulation exercise in Sardinia that runs from 16 to 19 April. The exercise, SARDINIA 2008, forms part of a larger pilot project co-financed by the European Commission, which aims at developing the notion of a rapid European intervention force for disasters.

Incinerator grate Incinerator grate: measurements at 1400°C
©EC (2008)
Apr 17 2008

On 9 April 2008, scientists from the JRC Institute for Energy (IE) have been the first to be able to measure the whole set of combustion gases directly on the grate of the incinerator. This was done at the AVR Waste Incinerator in Rozenburg (The Netherlands). The result will have a significant impact on improving the efficiency of the combustion processes of waste incineration and biomass combustion.