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Feb 03 2016

On 3 February 2016, the European Commission launched a competence centre to bring together the policy and scientific expertise available in-house to ensure their highest quality.

Feb 01 2016

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

Jan 29 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.

Jan 27 2016

Over a thousand scientists, policymakers and practitioners are gathering in Geneva this week to agree on concrete ways that science and technology can contribute to managing disaster risk and reducing disaster losses, as envisaged by the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction 2015-2030.

Jan 26 2016

A first-time analysis finds that key enabling technologies (KETs) – such as nano electronics or industrial biotechnologies – directly boost EU regions’ growth, particularly those which lag behind in innovation.

Jan 25 2016

The health of the oceans and coastal seas is vital for the future well-being of Europe, and globally. Livelihoods of 3 billion people worldwide are linked to marine and coastal biodiversity. A new report by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and the JRC stresses the importance of integrated management of marine and coastal resources to promote their conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way.

Jan 22 2016

A 2°C rise in global temperature is still expected to lead to a significant increase in floods and droughts in many regions of Europe, particularly in southern Europe, Ireland and the UK.

Jan 18 2016

An evaluation carried out by the European Commission of the impact of ten pieces of the most relevant EU legislation on petroleum refining shows that the legislation has delivered its objectives and that the costs can be considered proportionate relative to the benefits achieved.

Jan 14 2016

Thanks to tracking data of fishing vessels, it is possible to derive information about the fishing habits of coastal communities and to know, for example, which are the areas where they fish more frequently. This information is crucial to tailor policy and management strategies to boost blue growth.

Jan 08 2016

Electrification of road transport can reduce oil dependency, CO₂ emissions and urban air pollution. To date, most attention has been paid to the use of electric cars; however bicycles and motorcycles can represent an untapped potential in urban areas if deployed on a larger scale. A JRC co-authored article written in cooperation with the Utrecht University and the University of Geneva has evaluated the environmental, economic and social performance of electric bikes and motorcycles.

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