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The new report analyses industrial property strategies of the world’s top R&D investors The new report analyses industrial property strategies of the world’s top R&D investors
Sep 29 2017

The ‘digital transformation’ originally affected companies that mainly operated in ICT-related sectors, but it now touches all aspects of our economies and societies.

This is reflected in a new JRC-OECD report, which finds that the largest industrial R&D investors play a leading role in the development of digital technologies. These investors own about 75% of global ICT-related patents, while only 25% of them actually operate in the ICT sector.

The EU fishing fleet registered record-high net profits of EUR 798 million in 2015 The EU fishing fleet registered record-high net profits of EUR 798 million in 2015
©Fotolia, Bruno Barracuda
Sep 29 2017

According to the latest Annual Economic Report, the overall economic performance of the EU fleet improved again in 2015.

While still marginally profitable in 2009, the EU fleet registered record-high net profits of EUR 798 million in 2015, and estimates for 2016 and 2017 point towards further profitability gains. However, the report also confirms that economic performance stagnates where fleets depend on stocks which are still subject to overfishing or overexploitation.

The JRC looks back on 60 years of excellence in science and knowledge The JRC looks back on 60 years of excellence in science and knowledge
©European Union, 2017
Sep 29 2017
The 60th Anniversary celebrations were an opportunity for JRC personalities past and present to reflect on achievements so far and look to challenges for the future.
The JRC’s SUMO tool automatically scans large numbers of satellite images for the presence of ships. 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 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. 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. 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  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 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.
Polish power plant The new standards have been developed through a transparent, evidence-based process involving 290 experts.
©Fotolia.com – Mike Mareen
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.

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