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Visitor group from NIST at the reference materials production facility of IRMM Visitor group from NIST at the reference materials production facility of IRMM
©September 2008
Sep 05 2008

On 4 and 5 September 2008 the JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) welcomed leading US scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In the latest of a series of biennial coordination meetings, the two institutes discussed ways to coordinate their research and development programmes in metrology.

Icelandic landscape Icelandic landscape
©F. Raes 2008
Sep 02 2008

A delegation from the Joint Research Centre travelled to Iceland and Norway from August 26-29th. The purpose of the mission was to visit key research institutes, as well as to organise two public information events presenting examples of the JRC's customer-driven scientific and technical support in response to European policy challenges. Potential partnerships and further collaboration were also explored in both countries.

JRC scientists aboard the Aranda faced harsh conditions on the Baltic Sea in August 2008 JRC scientists aboard the Aranda faced harsh conditions on the Baltic Sea in August 2008
Aug 26 2008

Three JRC scientists from its Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) have returned safely to dry land following their participation in the August 2008 oceanographic research campaign in the Baltic Sea aboard the Finnish research vessel ARANDA.

Prof. Dr. Maria Betti Prof. Dr. Maria Betti
Aug 13 2008

Maria Betti has been appointed as the new Director of the Marine Environmental Laboratory of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA-MEL) as from 1 August 2008.

Forecasted 2008 yield for crops such as grain maize is significantly higher than last year Forecasted 2008 yield for crops such as grain maize is significantly higher than last year
Aug 07 2008

Favourable weather conditions and an increase in the planted area farmed should lead to a total cereals harvest close to 301m tonnes for this year in the European Union, 43m tonnes more than in 2007. This represents an increase of 16% on the 2007 harvest and 9% on the past five years' average production. This forecast, published today by the European Commission, is based on an updated analysis by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), using an advanced crop yield forecasting system.

The patchwork of results from radon measurement campaigns across Europe The patchwork of results from radon measurement campaigns across Europe
Aug 06 2008

As part of the 33rd International Geological Conference, which opens in Oslo, Norway, today, the JRC is co-organising the 9th International Workshop on Geological Aspects of Radon Risk Mapping on the 12th and 13th of August, as well as a round-table entitled "Radon Risk Mapping: From Soil-Gas to Indoor Concentrations” on August 14th.

Flooding Flooding
Aug 05 2008

Widespread flooding in Moldova, Ukraine and Romania has triggered a rapid response from the European Commission and EU Member States, who have offered vital assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The assistance includes the provision of boats, pumps, generators, water purification and emergency equipment, while the Commission's Monitoring and Information Centre (MIC) has dispatched experts to facilitate the coordination of the relief effort on the ground in Moldova and Ukraine.

Serum protein reference material for use in clinical chemistry Serum protein reference material for use in clinical chemistry
Jul 23 2008

The JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) has released two new reference materials that are now available to analytical laboratories in industry, public authorities or scientific institutions.

The JRC/AAAS scientific symposium: a highlight of ESOF 2008 The JRC/AAAS scientific symposium: a highlight of ESOF 2008
Jul 22 2008

Over 300 researchers, policy makers, business representatives and journalists filled the main auditorium of the Fira de Barcelona conference centre on Sunday to witness Director General of the Joint Research Centre Dr Roland Schenkel, along with CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dr Alan Leshner, give a joint presentation entitled “Mars and Venus: How Europeans and Americans view and use Science”. The symposium, moderated by Professor Patrick Cunningham, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of Ireland, was a highlight of the scientific programme of the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2008, taking place in Barcelona July 18-22, 2008.

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