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.
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.
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.
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.
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.