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A harmonised observation system would help reduce biodiversity loss A harmonised observation system would help reduce biodiversity loss
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Jan 18 2013

A study co-authored by the JRC published today in Science advocates a global, harmonised observation system for delivering regular and timely data on biodiversity change. It discusses a basis for worldwide monitoring to support the implementation of agreed international biodiversity goals, i.e. to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss and to prevent dangerous changes in biodiversity.

The small-spotted catshark, Scyliorhinus canicula, is one of the species that underwent the largest decline in the Adriatic Sea. The small-spotted catshark, Scyliorhinus canicula, is one of the species that underwent the largest decline in the Adriatic Sea.
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Jan 10 2013

According to a JRC co-authored article published today in Nature Scientific Reports, the shark and ray communities in the Adriatic Sea have been highly depleted in recent years, with fishing being a key driver of the decline.

ESM open day
Apr 04 2013
JRC presents IRMM activities during the European School Open Day in Mol. Over 200 people visited the JRC-IRMM stand last 23rd March. Paola Garcia, responsible for Communication highlights: "it is amazing to see the curiosity of the children and their interest for science, the game on the importance of reference materials was very appealing to them…
Scintia verdi Scintia verdi
Apr 12 2013
JRC scientists’ collaborative report presents precise prompt spectral fission gamma-ray data proving that existing evaluated data files are of insufficient quality.
Wine bottles
Apr 15 2013
The JRC has optimised a fit-for-purpose analytical method for the determination of 16 phthalates in wine and spirits.
Test tube lab
May 29 2013
The JRC, in collaboration with other European scientists, has developed a new protocol for the validation of methods by collaborative trial or single-laboratory validation. This leads to fit-for-purpose analytical methods to be used by official food and feed control.
CITAC award
Apr 16 2013

JRC-IRMM scientists win prize on calibration article. Proper calibration is essential for the comparability of measurement results. For instance, it ensures that production of food/feed can be properly controlled by industry and official testing laboratories; benefiting the European consumer.
 

Trans fatty acids
Apr 17 2013

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) organised a workshop on the 9th and 10th April in Zagreb, Croatia entitled 'Trans fatty acids in diets: health and legislative implications'.

Wine bottles
Apr 22 2013

JRC participates on EU-China Trade Project and presents a newly developed in-house validated method for the determination of phthalates in wine and spirit drinks.
 

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Apr 29 2013

JRC-IRMM has released new videos reflecting the impact science has on the policy making process in order to benefit the European citizens.

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