JRC News

  1. 2 Feb 2016

    A JRC-led article published in Remote Sensing last week presents a new method for mapping river properties using remote sensing. The new method provides a tool for monitoring and characterising the hydromorphological status (physical characteristics of the shape, boundaries and content) of river systems along the entire channel network and through time, opening novel and significant perspectives to river science and management, notably for planning and targeting actions at the large scale.

  2. 2 Feb 2016

    In close collaboration with European Metrology Institutes, JRC scientists investigated the suitability of bottles from various materials (glass, aluminium, plastic) for storage of surface water reference materials (RMs). The study revealed that the chemicals added to water stored in the bottles exhibit different behaviours towards interaction (and consequently loss through adsorption) with the storage container material.

  3. 1 Feb 2016

    Public survey launched following the European Commission's communication in response to the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection".

  4. 1 Feb 2016

    The scientific network, CELLAR (Collaboration of European Low-level underground Laboratories) in partnership with the JRC developed a new reference material (RM) for radionuclides measurements. This RM will assure the quality of low background radioactivity levels.

  5. 29 Jan 2016

    The 2015 Fiscal Sustainability report, published by the European Commission on January 25, provides an overview of the challenges to public finance sustainability faced by Member States in the short, medium and long term. Fiscal sustainability analyses were complemented with estimates of the potential impact of banking losses on public finances, provided by the JRC with its model SYMBOL.

  6. 29 Jan 2016

    Some of the summer temperatures in this century across much of Europe are likely to have been the warmest of the past 2 000 years, according to a study published today in Environmental Research Letters. The research is a joint effort of a group of 45 scientists from 13 countries, including a JRC expert.

  7. 29 Jan 2016

    JRC scientists, in collaboration with partners of a European research project, addressed measurement issues that impact on the monitoring of harmful microorganisms. They conclude that innovative and standardised methods have the potential for better measurement results in supporting clinicians and patients' health status.

  8. 28 Jan 2016

    Seville, Rotterdam, Brno and Reggio Emilia will be the first four European cities to peer-review their cities' integrated urban development strategies. They will use the methodology developed by the Joint Research Centre for research and innovation Smart Specialisation strategies.

  9. 28 Jan 2016

    The European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency took steps to strengthen their cooperation in a range of nuclear activities including sustainable development.

  10. 28 Jan 2016

    In collaboration with Swedish and French nuclear research Institutions, JRC scientists summarised the research results obtained from measurements of prompt fission γ-ray spectra and proposed a future research programme to understand better, excess γ-heating observed in nuclear power plants such as GEN-IV reactors.