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US-EU joint workshop logo - Credit: NNCO (National Nanotechnology Coordination Office) US-EU joint workshop: bridging nanoEHS research efforts
©NNCO (National Nanotechnology Coordination Office)
Mar 24 2011

European and US scientists and policymakers as well as industry researchers met at a joint US-EU workshop to discuss environmental, health and safety (EHS) concerns related to nanomaterials and nanotechnology-based products.

The JRC's tsunami wave propagation model estimates that in the next 24 hours no wave height greater than 1.5 m is expected outside Japan. The JRC's tsunami wave propagation model estimates that in the next 24 hours no wave height greater than 1.5 m is expected outside Japan.
©EU, 2011
Mar 11 2011

The JRC's and UN's Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) quickly estimated the large tsunami generated by the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that occurred early Friday , 11 March in Japan.

Cows The calculations estimate a total Global Warming Potential (GWP) of European Livestock production of 661 Mio tons of CO2-equivalent
©EU
Mar 04 2011

The Commission has published a new report by the Joint Research Centre looking at the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) effects of European livestock. It was commissioned to provide an estimation of the net emissions of GHG generated by EU animal production on the basis of a life-cycle assessment.

EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres logo EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres
©EU
Mar 03 2011

The Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) measurement standard has been chosen by Government organisations in three continents as the common standard for measuring the energy efficiency of data centres. This will allow data centre operators to measure, calculate, improve and communicate the energy efficiencies of their data centres worldwide.

CONCORD 2011 logo International Conference on Corporate R&D - CONCORD 2011
Feb 24 2011

The European Commission's Directorates-General Joint Research Centre (JRC) and Research & Innovation invite submissions of abstracts for the Third European Conference on Corporate R&D, CONCORD 2011. The conference will be held on 6th October 2011 in Seville (Spain) at the JRC's Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS).

Inner view of the Washington Convention Center, venue of the AAAS Annual meeting 2011 Inner view of the Washington Convention Center, venue of the AAAS Annual meeting 2011
Feb 21 2011

25 renowned scientists from various different countries and institutions including FBI, NASA, IAEA, the World Bank, UN and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) took part as speakers in the eight scientific sessions organised by the JRC at the Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Example of the output of the JRC GHSL 75m model for the city of Lagos, Nigeria and surroundings Example of the output of the JRC GHSL 75m model for the city of Lagos, Nigeria and surroundings
Feb 21 2011

The JRC's Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen (IPSC), in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), has produced the first prototype of the global human settlement layer (GHSL) using European medium resolution ENVISAT ASAR satellite data and advanced pattern recognition algorithms developed by the JRC. The first test results cover most of the African continent's surface and confirm the efficiency of the algorithms and underpinning high performance computing infrastructure to allow a rapid analysis of about 4 billion image elements corresponding to 270 ENVISAT ASAR scenes.

JRC Newsletter: monthly updates on latest news JRC Newsletter: monthly updates on latest news
Feb 18 2011

The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published and can be downloaded here. In this issue: Editorial by Nikola Todorov, Minister of Education and Science of the FYR of Macedonia.

Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator, and Dominique Ristori, JRC Director-General, sign the letter of intent Jane Lubchenco, NOAA Administrator, and Dominique Ristori, JRC Director-General, sign the letter of intent
©NOAA, 2011
Feb 18 2011

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) have agreed to formally explore strengthening their cooperation in areas of common interest.

Protected areas are a vital part of mankind’s attempts to preserve the diversity of life Protected areas are a vital part of mankind’s attempts to preserve the diversity of life
©Flavio Takemoto (flaivoloka) / stock.xchng
Feb 18 2011

The JRC has developed a digital observatory to monitor protected areas, which are set up to counteract biodiversity loss. In October 2010, the United Nation's Convention on Biological Diversity conference of the parties in Nagoya set stringent new targets to be reached by 2020. At least 17% of terrestrial and inland water and 10% of coastal and marine areas have to be protected. In support to these initiatives, the JRC and its partners have developed a Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA), an information system aiming to provide accurate maps, environment indicators and alerts on protected ecosystems. It is facilitating the preservation of life diversity in the planet's marine and terrestrial protected areas.

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