JRC News

  1. 29 Oct 2015
    The challenge

    The MYGEOSS project launched on 15 September 2015 its second open call for innovative applications using open data, or crowd-generated data in different domains that address citizens’ needs. The call closed on the 30 September 2015 and was a resounding success with 42 applications received from 15 countries: 43% from SMEs, 36% from universities and research centres, and 21% from individuals.

  2. 28 Oct 2015

    According to the latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published on 26 October, the sowing of winter crops has generally progressed well in the EU’s largest producing countries, but was hampered in northern and eastern Europe, including in Poland, the EU’s fourth biggest wheat producer. The yield forecasts for summer crops at EU-28 level remain low, and are comparable to last month’s forecast.


  3. 28 Oct 2015

    On 27 October 2015, the JRC-IRMM received the Voka Open Bedrijvendag Award for the Province of Antwerp. Voka is the Flemish Chamber of Commerce. This award was given for the first time in 25 years event history and was directed to companies and organisations for being the best event ambassadors in their province.

  4. 28 Oct 2015

    In conjunction with the 4th annual forum of the EU strategy for the Danube region, the JRC held its annual event dedicated to the scientific support of this strategy on 27 and 28 October.

  5. 28 Oct 2015

    In close collaboration with several institutes from Member States (Belgium France, Germany) and Russia, scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM)  performed an experiment which had the aim to study neutron angular correlations in order to elucidate the neutron emission mechanisms in the fission process.

  6. 27 Oct 2015

    155 countries representing around 90% of global emissions have submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) on climate policy to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in preparation of the new climate negotiations to be held in December in Paris.

  7. 27 Oct 2015

    In close collaboration with representatives from the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Pesticide Residues in Fruits & Vegetables, scientists from the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) organised a proficiency test (PT) to assess the world-wide performance of food control laboratories on the determination of pesticide residues in grapes.

  8. 26 Oct 2015

    In close collaboration with researchers from Romania the JRC- Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) has obtained new results characterising the interaction of neutrons with lead. This was achieved using the electron linear accelerator (GELINA) of the JRC-IRMM.

  9. 23 Oct 2015

    JRC scientists developed and validated a method for the determination of mercury in seawater. This method was designed to fulfil the needs for process control during the production of a new seawater certified reference material, currently under development at the JRC-Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM).

  10. 22 Oct 2015

    Two new, certified reference materials (CRMs) have been produced for perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in fish tissue and drinking water. The CRMs will provide traceability and comparability of analytical results for the analytes. These measurements are particularly relevant in the fields of environmental and food analysis because of the high persistence and hazardous biological effects of PFASs.