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JRC scientists ask policymakers about the major data gaps they encounter when trying to do their work.
JRC scientists ask policymakers about the major data gaps they encounter when trying to do their work.
Nov 20 2018

One of the challenges to effective migration policy is the need for a comprehensive evidence base.

There are official statistics but the complexity of migration phenomena are such that only part of them can be captured through data.  

In addition, there's an emerging pool of potential data sources that could provide valuable, real-time insights, but these remain largely untapped for the time being.

So what are policymakers doing to meet this challenge, and how can science help ensure we have the best tools available to make use of the potential data available?

The EU is the world’s third largest producer of industrial roundwood but its share of global production has been decreasing.
The EU is the world’s third largest producer of industrial roundwood but its share of global production has been decreasing.
Nov 20 2018

The raw materials sector is showing some encouraging signs of development and recovery, but more efforts are needed to diversify supply and increase use of secondary materials.

Raw materials are fundamental for many sectors of the economy, including the automotive, electronic, and manufacturing industries.

In the EU, over 24.6 million jobs currently depend on the secure supply of raw materials.

Population growth, urbanisation and decarbonisation drive raw materials consumption.

Scientists assessed ten case studies to identify the impact of insights gained from monitoring the Arctic
Scientists assessed ten case studies to identify the impact of insights gained from monitoring the Arctic
Nov 14 2018
The societal benefits of Arctic observation far outweigh the investment required to conduct it.
From biochemistry to energy storage or financial analysis, the call is open to researchers across many disciplines
From biochemistry to energy storage or financial analysis, the call is open to researchers across many disciplines
Nov 13 2018
The programme will provide a first-hand introduction to the JRC's scientific work and the European research context.
The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally
The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally
Nov 13 2018
With the coming electric vehicle boom demand for cobalt is expected to exceed supply already in 2020.
Among the impacts measured, scientists predict more river and coastal flooding
Among the impacts measured, scientists predict more river and coastal flooding
Nov 12 2018
Europe is in danger of being exposed to more frequent and intense extreme weather conditions.
Agriculture is an important source of methane
Agriculture is an important source of methane
Oct 30 2018
A new JRC report points to inexpensive and profitable solutions to reduce methane emissions in the energy, waste, wastewater and agriculture sectors.
Potential threats to soil biodiversity (orange = high; red = very high)
Potential threats to soil biodiversity (orange = high; red = very high)
Oct 30 2018
Two JRC scientists discuss their contribution to the Living Planet Report 2018 published today by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
In Europe a large variety of concepts have been developed for ocean energy conversion, with more than 200 different devices proposed.
In Europe a large variety of concepts have been developed for ocean energy conversion, with more than 200 different devices proposed.
Oct 29 2018
A new analysis of ten future emerging technologies to generate energy from the ocean tides and waves

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