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A group of young students and a scientits in a nano-biotechnology laboratory Young scientists visit a JRC nano-biotechnology lab
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Jul 07 2014

The JRC played host to award-winning young scientists from the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) and Jugend Forscht programmes over the past week.

Opening session speakers Opening session on the policy framework (from left to right): Marco Landolfi, Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union, Karl Falkenberg, Vladimir Šucha and Dominique Ristori, Directors-General of DG ENV, DG JRC and DG ENER respectively.
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Jul 08 2014

To deepen the knowledge on extraction technologies and practices of unconventional gas and oil and minimise potential health and environment risks, the European Commission today has launched the European science and technology network on unconventional hydrocarbon extraction.

Report cover: Integrating Maritime Surveillance CISE will allow for integrated maritime surveillance of the European seas across all maritime sectors.
Jul 08 2014

The European Commission set out today the next steps for integrated maritime surveillance across the EU, focusing on improved information exchange between military and civilian authorities and further cross-border and cross-sectoral cooperation. The JRC has provided scientific and technical support throughout the process of developing the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) for the surveillance of the EU maritime domain.

Aerial view of crop fields The JRC has contributed once again to the analysis of risks and uncertainties around global agricultural market projections in the annual OECD–FAO Agricultural Outlook.
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Jul 11 2014

JRC analysis looking into some of the key uncertainties related to the main global agricultural commodities has contributed to the publication of the annual OECD–FAO 2014 Agricultural Outlook for the period 2014-2023, released today.

Boy looking at cherries on a tree Improving child nutrition, teaching healthy diet and lifestyle habits as well as reducing or preventing childhood obesity are the primary general goals shared by most countries.
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Jul 16 2014

Childhood obesity is a growing problem with nearly one in three children in Europe being overweight. With the first comprehensive assessment of school food policies in Europe, the JRC has made an important contribution to the European Commission's efforts to address this issue.

Tractor in a field Precision agriculture uses information technology, satellite positioning systems and remote sensing
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Jul 18 2014

A JRC report on precision agriculture shows its significance in meeting the food demands of a growing population, as well as ensuring the sustainable use of natural resources and protection of the environment.

Official signing ceremony participants Official signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between the JRC and the Cyprus Institute.
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Jul 23 2014

The JRC and the Cyprus Institute hosted an official signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to further strengthen the collaboration of the JRC with Cyprus. The MoU specifies advancing science, technology and innovation in fields of mutual interest including environment, climate change, energy, water and technological advances and standardisation in cultural heritage preservation.

Money and enery meter JRC report estimates 3% energy savings for consumers using a smart metering system
Jul 23 2014

Together with the Directorate General for Energy, the JRC has recently published the first report measuring the progress of smart meters deployment across the EU against the 80% target by 2020. Member States commitments represent to date, a total potential investment of €45 billion.

Smart meters are essential for consumers; they allow an accurate billing through the communication between the electricity meters recording the actual consumption and the monitoring utility. They may also facilitate the provision of additional services to consumers.

Electricity substation The general energy efficiency market and the energy service markets are far from reaching their potential
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Jul 28 2014

Denmark, France, Ireland and Spain have shown strong growth in the past few years, while Hungary appears to be the sole EU country affected by a clear decline of the Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) market.

Cover of the report The Cohesion report looks into development and governance of EU regions and cities
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Jul 30 2014

JRC analysis of EU human settlements, land-use and resource efficiency, as well as modelling work addressing options for urban and regional development have fed into the 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion, released on 23 July by the European Commission.