JRC News

  1. 25 Jun 2013
    The EC JRC-IRMM has released a set of five Certified Reference Materials (CRMs) ERM BF436a, b, c, d and e, certified for their DAS-44406-6 mass fractions.
  2. 25 Jun 2013
    JRC-IRMM released new certified reference material enabling steel testing laboratories to check their impact test instruments (Charpy) with samples cooled to 0 °C.
  3. 20 Jun 2013
    JRC-IRMM published their results of an in-house validated method for the determination of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) and hexachlorobuadiene (HCBD) in fish tissue by gas chromatography with isotope dilution mass spectrometric detection (GC-IDMS).
  4. 19 Jun 2013
    This week - 17 to 21 June 2013 - the 19th International Conference on Radionuclide Metrology and its Applications will take place in Antwerp, Belgium. This conference is organised by the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC).
  5. 18 Jun 2013

    Following the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that an unapproved variety of genetically modified, herbicide resistant wheat was found in a field in Oregon, the JRC, as European Union Reference Laboratory for GMOs, was requested to work out an efficient control system.

  6. 18 Jun 2013

    An article on the main causes of forest fires in Europe, co-authored by scientists from the JRC and IRSTEA (French national research Institute of S&T for environment and agriculture), has been recently published in the Environmental Management journal. The article analyses the factors driving forest fire ignition in the EU Mediterranean region, where most (85%) of European forest fires are recorded.

  7. 13 Jun 2013
    The scientific workshop on olive oil authentication, jointly organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and the Joint Research Centre, Institute of Reference Materials and Measurements (Geel, Belgium) together with the International Olive Council, took place in Madrid on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th June.
  8. 13 Jun 2013

    The aerospace sector is likely to tap into the automotive hydrogen fuel cell technology in the years to come, according to an article co-authored by the JRC and the European Space Agency (ESA) in the scientific journal Acta Astronautica. The article examines the current hydrogen activities in the terrestrial and aerospace industries, highlighting potential performance improvements and cost savings.

  9. 13 Jun 2013

    The JRC Composite Indicators Research Group participated at the launch event for the Gender Equality Index, developed by the European Institute for Gender Equality, upon request of the European Commission.

  10. 11 Jun 2013

    On 15 June the Joint Research Centre’s Institute for Transuranium Elements in Karlsruhe (JRC-ITU) celebrates its 50th anniversary. The 1000 visitors will join the celebrations on a journey, discovering science together with renowned scientists and specialists. They will have the unique opportunity to visit the laboratories and an extensive range of advanced facilities, many unavailable elsewhere in Europe.