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An insight into the EU robotics industry An insight into the EU robotics industry
©John Nettleship (mailsparky / stock.xchng)
Dec 13 2010

The JRC has recently published the study "A Helping Hand for Europe: the Competitive Outlook for the EU Robotics Industry".

plastic bottles Plastics: how does their recovery impact on the environment?
Dec 13 2007

Today the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) published a report entitled “Assessment of the environmental advantages and drawbacks of existing and emerging polymer recovery processes". The report describes the plastics waste streams generated by different economic sectors in the EU and develops an outlook of the composition of these streams for the coming 10 years.

Panel of speakers at the opening session of the Building a resilient Europe in a globalised world conference. Over 400 experts, stakeholders, policy makers, scientists and academia discussed the concept of resilience at the JRC/EPSC conference
©EU, 2015
Sep 30 2015

The European Commission launched the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre; a new in-house centre to help EU Member States respond to emergencies, prevent and reduce the impact of disasters.

photo of the new instrument The new Large Geometry-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (LG-SIMS) instrument combines speed, sensitivity and a high level of accuracy and quality control when screening for fissile material particles.
©EU, 2012
Jun 01 2012

The JRC's nuclear safeguards activities will be significantly improved by the opening of a new analytical laboratory for nuclear micro-particles inaugurated today at the JRC's Institute for Transuranium elements (ITU), located in Karlsruhe. European Commission and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) representatives attended the event, together with relevant stakeholders.

Map created using the Global Human Settlement Layer tool The new map allows analysis of built-up areas, population density and other urbanisation aspects of specific areas.
©EU, 2015
Feb 06 2015

Covering all rural and urban areas in the EU, the new European settlement map created by the JRC provides the first comprehensive overview of all built-up areas in Europe.

New maps pinpoint air pollution from diffuse sources New maps pinpoint air pollution from diffuse sources
©E-PRTR Website
May 30 2011

New online maps, released on 26 May, allow Europeans for the first time to pinpoint the sources of air pollution. The set of 32 maps, published by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency (EEA), was developed in close cooperation with the JRC. The maps show the concentration of certain pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and particulate matter in relation to the diffuse sources.

Reference material production line at JRC IRMM Reference material production line at JRC IRMM
©EC (2007)
Dec 06 2007

The JRC Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) has introduced a new set of reference materials for testing maize line MON 810 genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food and feed samples. These will be used by many control laboratories around the EU to measure the content of GMO crops in different samples. The reliability of those testing results is as important for the individual citizen as it is for trade and industry.

keyboard Online information
Aug 13 2007

Complementing traditional approaches to medical intelligence, the Joint Research Centre has developed a new web-based disease surveillance system called MediSys that can provide health authorities with earlier identification of potential health threats, their verification, assessment and investigation in order to recommend public health control measures.

Analysing nuclear and radioactive material Analysing nuclear and radioactive material
©EU 2011
Jun 29 2011

The JRC Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU) developed a new method to determine the age of uranium ore and its intermediate products, such as yellow cake. The new method can be applied to intermediate products making it a useful complement to the most commonly used Thorium-230/Uranium-234 technique, limited to highly purified materials. Establishing the age of uranium concentrates provides key information which is needed to verify the declared origin of nuclear and radioactive materials.

The Aqua Alta Oceanographic Tower, 16 km off-shore from Venice, where marine water samples were taken. The Aqua Alta Oceanographic Tower, 16 km off-shore from Venice, where marine water samples were taken.
©EU, 2013
Aug 05 2013

The JRC presented its new multi-compound method developed for the analysis of polar organic chemical contaminants in marine water samples in a recently published article in the Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry journal.