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Corn being analysed. JRC works to facilitate the analysis of GMOs in the food chain.
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May 06 2014

JRC scientists have developed a decision support tool to optimise the detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) via computer simulation. The JRC GMO-Matrix will make the analysis of GMOs in the food chain more efficient and cost-effective.

Maritime transport causes about 4% of global man-made CO2 emissions Maritime transport causes about 4% of global man-made CO2 emissions
©Jacob Balzani Loov
Dec 20 2010

A new JRC reference report provides the first comprehensive overview of methodologies for estimating air emissions from shipping, describes technological solutions and proposes policy options for reducing carbon emissions and air pollution in this sector. Maritime transport causes about 4% of global man-made CO2 emissions which makes its carbon footprint approximately as high as Germany's. There is no regulation of international maritime transport emissions yet, but this is currently under discussion in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Samples of rare-earth oxides Samples of rare-earth oxides
©Wikipedia.com. Author: Peggy Greb, US department of agriculture.
Nov 10 2011

A new JRC report revealed that five metals, essential for manufacturing low-carbon technologies, show a high risk of shortage. Reasons for this lie in Europe's dependency on imports, increasing global demand, supply concentration and geopolitical issues.

JRC Reference report: Risk management and agricultural insurance schemes in Europe JRC Reference report: Risk management and agricultural insurance schemes in Europe
Sep 30 2009

The JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC) has published a Reference Report on "Risk Management and Agricultural Insurance Schemes in Europe". The new report provides an overview of agricultural insurance schemes, risk management systems and public intervention in EU Member States as well as Turkey and Croatia. It also evaluates the potential of index insurance schemes for crop risk management. The report should serve as a basis for discussing the integration of risk management tools within the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Contaminated sites are mainly managed using ‘traditional’ techniques such as excavation Contaminated sites are mainly managed using ‘traditional’ techniques such as excavation
©Restoration Science & Engineering, LLC
Feb 26 2014

The JRC has recently published a report presenting the current state of knowledge on the management of contaminated sites in Europe. It aims to support the EU Soil Thematic Strategy.

North Rankin A platform, off the North West Shelf Exchange of information and analysis of past accidents is paramount to safe offshore operations
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Feb 22 2013

The report reviews current sources of information on accidents and their availability to operators, authorities and the public. It also analyses some landmark accidents and examines the lessons learned for the industry and the regulatory authorities, linking them to the phases of the risk management chain: prevention, mitigation, emergency preparedness, response and recovery. In addition, statistical information on the frequency and severity of accidents is included.

On site laboratories (OSL) 10 years logo On site laboratories (OSL) 10 years logo
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Jun 10 2011

The JRC's Institute for Transuranium elements (ITU) and DG Energy's Nuclear Safeguards Directorate have published a report about the work performed at the on site laboratories (OSL) of the two largest nuclear sites within the EU: La Hague in France and Sellafield in the United Kingdom.

Nuclide Chart on the homepage of the Nucleonica website Nuclide Chart on the homepage of the Nucleonica website
Apr 06 2011

As of March 2011, a new JRC spin-off company, Nucleonica GmbH, has been created. This company was established by a former staff member to undertake the further development of the Nucleonica portal – a nuclear science web portal developed at the JRC’s Institute for Transuranium Elements (ITU).

The JRC has adopted its strategy 2010-2020 The JRC has adopted its strategy 2010-2020
Jul 02 2010

The JRC has today published its new strategy for the period 2010-2020. It envisages reinforced scientific support to EU policy-making based on assessments of policy options identified in close collaboration with the Commission's policy Directorates-General.

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".

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